Man suspected of lewd acts with a minor in Truckee arrested in Reno |

Man suspected of lewd acts with a minor in Truckee arrested in Reno

Kevin MacMillan
Ricardo Antonio Vasquez

TRUCKEE, Calif. — A Reno man who’s eluded authorities for several months has been arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with a minor in the Truckee area, officials said.

In November 2013, the Truckee Police Department conducted a joint investigation with Placer County Sheriff’s Office into 28-year-old Ricardo Antonio Vasquez, according to a TPD statement Wednesday.

Police determined Vasquez allegedly committed lewd and lascivious acts with a minor within town limits and in Washoe County.

When authorities attempted to locate Vasquez, they discovered he had fled the United States to El Salvador, according to police. The case was eventually submitted to the Nevada County District Attorney’s Office.

Authorities learned in September 2014 that Vasquez was back in the area, according to TPD, and in October, the Nevada County Superior Court issued a warrant for Vasquez with a bail set of $100,000.

TPD investigators requested assistance from the Reno Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit, which works closely with the US Marshal’s Office. Personnel with the unit, along with federal marshals, located Vasquez in the Reno area and arrested him without incident, according to Wednesday’s statement.

When Vasquez was arrested was not immediately clear. The statement also did not reveal the minor’s age.

Vasquez is being held at the Washoe County Sheriff Correctional Facility awaiting extradition back to California.

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