For Immediate Release
PR #:1400010
Date Issued:Feb 07, 2014 - 4:32pm

Sheriff's detectives arrest Sparks man on multiple charges of Statutory Seduction

CASE #:WC13-4000
WHEN:Arrested on February 7, 2014, crimes occurred between April 1 and May 31, 2010
VICTIM/S:One female victim under the age of 16
SUSPECTS:Michael Arthur Parrish, age 23, of Sparks (photo below)
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 Michael Arthur Parrish, age 23, of Sparks today on five charges of Statutory Sexual Seduction and one charge of Open and Gross Lewdness.

These incidents took place between April 1, 2010 and May 31, 2010 and involved a single female victim under the age of 16 who was known to Parrish.

This is an ongoing investigation and Detectives believe there may be additional victims. Detectives say Parrish has used several aliases including, “Michael Stacey” and “Ryan Last.”  

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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