For Immediate Release
PR #:1300127
Date Issued:Dec 19, 2013 - 10:05am

Sheriff's Detectives Make Arrest for Sexual Assault and Lewdness with a Child under the Age of 14

CASE #:WC13-7395
WHEN:Arrested on December 15, 2013
WHERE:Crimes occurred in an undisclosed residence in Washoe County
SUSPECTS:John R. Strong
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 John R. Strong, age 63, of Reno on Sunday, December 15, 2013 on four counts of Sexual Assault on a Child Under 14 and four counts of Lewdness with a Child Under 14.

These incidents involved a single female victim who was known to the suspect. The incidents occurred over the past eight years at an undisclosed residence in Washoe County.  

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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