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January 9, 2014
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Man accused of felony sexual assault

A 36-year-old Topaz Ranch Estates man faces four felonies in connection with allegations of sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl.

Joseph Bruan Bonilla is charged with three counts of sexual assault against a child under age 14 and one count of lewdness with a child under age 14.

He is in Douglas County Jail on $100,000 bail and appeared Friday in East Fork Justice Court.

The crimes allegedly occurred between May 28 and June 30, 2013.

Bonilla was arrested Wednesday on a warrant. Details of the case are sealed.

■ A 47-year-old Reno man was jailed without bail accused of violating terms of his lifetime supervision as a sex offender.

Frank Gerald Pepper was convicted in Douglas County in 2008 of luring a child under age 16. He admitted trying to arrange a date with a 13-year-old girl by posing as a 17-year-old on the Internet.

Pepper was sentenced to 18-72 months in Nevada state prison and placed on lifetime supervision as a sex offender.

During a recent probation check, an officer found cell phones hidden under a couch in Pepper’s Reno home.

Phone records indicate he allegedly had contact with underage females.

Pepper is accused of possession of a device capable of accessing the Internet, accessing the Internet or having interaction with underage females, a felony.

He appeared Friday in East Fork Justice Court.


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