For Immediate Release
PR #:1300104
Date Issued:Sep 25, 2013 - 1:06pm

Detectives make arrest for Sexual Assault and Lewdness with a Child under the Age of 14

CASE #:WC13-5585
WHEN:Arrested on Tuesday, September 24, 2013
WHERE:Crimes occurred at undisclosed residences in Sun Valley and south Reno
VICTIM/S:Two female victims, both under the age of 14
SUSPECTS:Herndon, Thomas
CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detective Division arrested Thomas Herndon, age 30, of Sun Valley on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 on six counts of Sexual Assault against a Child Under 14 and five counts of Lewdness with a Child Under 14.

These assaults involved two female victims, both known to the suspect, and occurred over a period of several years at undisclosed residences in Sun Valley and south Reno.

This is still an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.



The Washoe County Sheriff's Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Chuck Allen is the 26th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Regional Intelligence Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process and traditional street patrols.

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