Man sentenced to three life terms for molesting girls in Sparks

Thayne Waldman, 48, was sentenced to three life sentences for lewd acts with girls. Washoe County jail photograph.
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - A man faces at least 30 years in prison for committing lewd acts with girls over several years.

Washoe District Court Judge Scott Freeman sentenced Thayne Waldman, 48, who had no fixed address to three consecutive life sentences. Waldman pleaded guilty in September to three counts of lewdness with children younger than 14.

The Sparks Police Department opened the investigation after hearing from girls that a man had molested them over several years, the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office said. Sparks detectives interviewed Waldman, who admitted his involvement.

At sentencing, the district attorney’s office said, the father of four victims stated that “the damage . . . caused cannot be measured in dollars and cents. But with tears, anguish, doubt and uncertainty.”

The investigation and prosecution was coordinated through the Washoe County Child Advocacy Center, the district attorney’s office said. . To date, the center has done more than 1200 forensic interviews of children and prosecutors got more than 100 life sentences against sexual and physical abusers of children.