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Local educator sentenced to 20 years for child sex crimes

James Stapp was arrested on December 22, 2020 and faces multiple charges related to sex crimes...
James Stapp was arrested on December 22, 2020 and faces multiple charges related to sex crimes against a child.(Washoe County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Dec. 22, 2020 at 7:07 PM PST|Updated: Nov. 4, 2021 at 4:20 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - A local educator has been sentenced to two 20-year sentences which will be served concurrently, for Attempted Lewdness with a Minor.

James “Bob” Stapp of Reno was arrested in December 2020. He was 73-years-old at the time.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office said last December that detectives had been investigating Stapp since February 2020. The victim was known to Stapp.

Stapp must serve at least eight years in prison before he will be eligible for parole. Stapp pled guilty to the charges on August 3, 2021.

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