Nevada Sheriff Names Man Sought In Sexual Assault Of Young Girl

Nevada authorities identified a man on Friday, who they want to question, as they search for a young girl who was shown being sexually assaulted in a homemade videotape.

Chester Arthur Stiles, 34, was being called a "person of interest" in the search for a girl with haunting eyes, who authorities believe was 4 or 5-years-old when she was raped and sexually assaulted in the explicit video, Nye County Sheriff Tony DeMeo said.

Stiles, whose last known address was Las Vegas, also was wanted on unrelated state and federal warrants on charges of sexual assault and lewdness with a minor under the age of 14, the sheriff said.

"We know he has those warrants," DeMeo told The Associated Press by telephone from Pahrump, a rural town 60 miles from Las Vegas. "For us, he is a person of interest. We want to talk with Mr. Stiles about the identity of the female victim."

Investigators believe the tape was shot sometime since January 2005.