Nye deputy accused of releasing confidential information

Michalean Soprano. Nye County Sheriff's Office photograph.
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PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) - A Nye County sheriff's deputy is accused of providing his girlfriend with confidential information concerning a child abuse investigation.

The Sheriff's Office says 29-year-old Michalean Soprano of Pahrump was arrested Friday after being placed on administrative leave when an Aug. 6 complaint prompted authorities to begin internal and criminal investigations.

The office didn't provide additional information about circumstances of the allegation that Soprano released information from an agency that provides child welfare services, and it wasn't immediately known whether he has an attorney who could comment on his behalf about the allegation.

The office said Soprano has been employed with the office since July 2017.

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