For Immediate Release
PR #:1400077
Date Issued:Aug 06, 2014 - 11:23am

Sheriff's Office Detectives arrest Spanish Springs man on charges of sexual assault with a minor and child pornography

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-771-8252

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detective Division arrested Craig Steven Blodgett, age 54, of Spanish Springs on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 on three counts of Sexual Assault Against a Child Under the Age of 14, three counts of Possession of Visual Pornography of a Person Under the Age of 16, two counts of Use of a Minor Under the Age of 14 to Produce Pornography, one count of Use of  Minor Over the Age of 14 to Produce Pornography and one count of Promotion of a Sexual Performance of a Minor.  

The charges are related to incidents that began in the year 2000 and occurred through 2014. Sheriff’s Office Detectives have currently identified three victims, all were known to the suspect.   

This is an ongoing investigation. 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.

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The Washoe County Sheriff's Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 25th 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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