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Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to Reno man accused of sex crimes with minor?

Q: What happened to Ricardo Antonio Vasquez, who was arrested in Reno for sex crimes with a minor?

Samuel, Sacramento

A: Ricardo Antonio Vasquez was arrested in Reno in November following what Truckee police said was a yearlong investigation of alleged child molestation.

According to a story in The Sacramento Bee, the Truckee Police Department, in November 2013, conducted a joint investigation with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office of a case involving a man who engaged in lewd and lascivious acts with a minor. The suspect was identified as Vasquez, a Reno resident, police said.

Police investigators determined that the alleged offenses occurred in the town of Truckee and in Washoe County, Nevada in 2013. When Truckee detectives and Washoe County sheriff’s officials attempted to find Vasquez, they discovered that he had fled to El Salvador, police said.

According to Nevada County Superior Court records available online, Vasquez pleaded no contest to a felony charge of a lewd act upon a child. He was sentenced July 7 to 180 days in jail and three years of supervised probation, and ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from the victim and the victim’s family.