Pershing man arrested for sexual assault of child

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LOVELOCK, Nev. (KOLO) - The Nevada Department of Public Safety, Investigations Division has arrested a suspect for sexual assault of a child.

In January 2019, the Major Crimes Unit received a request to assist with a sexual assault investigation from the Pershing County Sheriff’s Office and the Pershing County District Attorney’s Office. The victim was identified as a child under the age of 14.

A two-month investigation ended with the arrest of Justin Bates for Sexual Assault Against a Child Under 14, Lewdness With a Minor Child Under Age of 14, and Capturing Images of the Private Parts of Another Person.

Bates is being held at the Pershing County Jail with bail set at $752,500.