MINDEN, NV - A Reno man accused of stalking a student at a Douglas High track meet has already pleaded guilty.
59-year-old Rodney Minton Skan of Reno was arrested May 3, 2014 on a misdemeanor stalking charge to which he pleaded guilty at a court appearance Monday; he will be sentenced in June. His bail is $5,000; if he bails out, according to Douglas District Attorney Mark Jackson, he will get house arrest and will have to stay away from the victim from Saturday.
Investigators say a school administrator noticed Skan Saturday and reported him to the deputy at the track meet. The deputy began watching Skan and noticed he was watching and videotaping a specific student. As soon as Skan realized he was being watched, he attempted to leave the area, according to investigators.
Skan was contacted in the parking lot, where deputies located evidence to support an arrest.
As a result of the investigation so far, numerous other high school female athletes have been identified as possible victims going back, according to Jackson, years. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office will be cooperating with all local high schools in surrounding counties to attempt to identify victims and make notifications.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind all participants and parents of participants of school activities to be aware of your surroundings and report any suspicious people or behaviors.
This is the second incident of this nature reported to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in the past two weeks; although the previous incident occurred in Carson City, the students are from Douglas High. The investigation is ongoing, but involves a different suspect.