RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Reno resident Ronald Wenker was sentenced three life terms in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of Sexual Assault and one count of Lewdness with a Minor Under the Age of 14, according to the Washoe County Sheriff's Office.
The investigation started in August of 2012. WCSO reported to a residence on Aug. 7, 2012 where the victim advised detectives that she had been inappropriately touched by a relative over the course of 5 years. The victim identified Wenker as the relative. Wenker was then arrested on multiple charges of Sexual Assault and Lewdness with a Child under the age of 14.
Wenker, a former Director of the Bureau of Land Management in Nevada, pleaded guilty to all three charges in the 2nd Judicial District Court of Nevada on February 21, 2013 and was sentenced on May 14. Wenker could be eligible for parole after 30 years.
Child sexual exploitation should be reported immediately to local law enforcement agencies. Reports can also be made to Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900 or www.secretwitness.com
, or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s CyberTipline at cybertipline.org