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Man sought in Truckee child molestation case arrested in Reno

Ricardo Antonio Vasquez
Ricardo Antonio Vasquez Booking photo provided by Truckee Police Department

A man sought in by Truckee police in a child molestation case has been arrested in Reno following a yearlong investigation.

Truckee police announced Wednesday that Ricardo Antonio Vasquez, 28, in being held at the Washoe County sheriff’s correctional facility awaiting extradition to California.

In November 2013, the Police Department conducted a joint investigation with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office regarding a case involving a man engaged in lewd and lascivious acts with a minor. The suspect was identified as Vasquez, a Reno resident, according to a Police Department news release.

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.

The case was submitted to the Nevada County District Attorney’s Office for an arrest warrant, and Nevada County Superior Court issued a warrant for Vasquez in October, with bail set at $100,000.

Truckee police investigators requested assistance from the Reno Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit. Members of the unit and U.S. marshals found Vasquez in the Reno area and arrested him without incident. He was booked into the Washoe County Detention Facility on Oct. 28.

According to online jail records, Vasquez is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 17 in Reno.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.