Man arrested in Sparks on charges of kidnapping two girls, sexual assault

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Updated: 5/07/2014 1:26 pm
SPARKS, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- The Modesto Police Department contacted Sparks PD at approximately 8 p.m. on Tuesday regarding the possible kidnapping of two female juveniles, according to a press release received by News 4 Wednesday morning. 

Modesto PD said their investigation led them to believe the male suspect and two juveniles were at the Sparks Nugget. Sparks PD responded to the Nugget and located the suspect and the two girls. All three were transported to the Sparks Police Department for interviews.
During the interview, Sparks Police learned that the two girls had run away from their homes and one of them was acquainted with the suspect, Nicholas Wessel. He convinced the two girls to come with him to Nevada and drove them from the Modesto area to the Sparks Nugget where he rented a room. Once all three were in the room, Wessel had non-consensual sex with the 14-year-old female. Soon after that, they were all taken into custody.

Upon further investigation, Sparks Police Detectives located a camera that belonged to Wessel in which several illegal images of children were found. Some of the images were of the 14-year-old victim but the others are unknown at this time.

The two girls were uninjured and taken to the Jan Evans facility. Wessel was taken to the Washoe County Jail where he was booked on Kidnapping (2 Counts); Sexual Assault, Production of Child Pornography; Possession of Child Pornography.

There is no further information available at this time and the investigation is on going.

The Sparks Police Department asks that anyone with further information that might be helpful in this investigation to contact either the Sparks Police Detective Division or Secret Witness at 322-4900.

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renojim - 5/10/2014 6:53 PM
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LOUIS ENOS aka BR549 was that a joke about sex with a 14 year old??? It clearly states that it was not consensual sex, so let's see RACIST, SEXIST, and now you advocate RAPE of a minor, you are an awesome human being LOUIE ENOS of Reno.

Dogboy - 5/9/2014 9:21 AM
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Read the story. "Wessel had non-consensual sex with the 14-year-old female."

BR549 - 5/8/2014 9:37 PM
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It wasn't forcible rape,it was statutory rape.Even though they had consentual sex,she's under age,therefore,it's statutory rape. Haven't you heard,14 is the new 21.

Kramer - 5/7/2014 5:37 PM
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sure his name's not "weasel"? that's as judge-mental as i get. maybe Nugget could look a little closer at this kinda "guest"

Dogboy - 5/7/2014 5:30 PM
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"The two girls were uninjured and taken to the Jan Evans facility." How in hell do you call rape uninjured? This guy is going to be a drain on Nevada for a long time.

kdavis52 - 5/7/2014 12:52 PM
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He went to the wrong state to abuse the girls. Life in prison must have been his dream come true. Should have read the Laws of Nevada buddy. Must not watch CSI. They're very keen on Nevada Laws. He's going to be someone's sweetheart when he goes to jail.

ste670ler - 5/7/2014 12:19 PM
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scumbag !

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