Man faces prison in sexual exploitation case


A former Johnson Lane resident faces up to six years in prison after admitting to sexually exploiting a 16-year-old girl.

David Neal Tillotson, 59, admitted taking pictures of the girl he met on a bondage website.

According to court documents, Tillotson told investigators he’d proposed to the girl, who he would pick up near her home and bring to his home where he took the photos.

The girl said the relationship was consensual and that she’d told Tillotson she was 18. It wasn’t until they were stopped by a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper on July 27, and she identified herself that Tillotson knew her true age.

A week later, he told a Douglas investigator he planned to keep seeing her.

On Monday he was ordered to return to court for sentencing March 14.

Tillotson has had to wear a tracking device since his arrest in August.

• A hearing for a drug court diversion was set for Feb. 8 in the case of a Gardnerville woman who admitted to driving under the influence.

Leila Winnie Skenandore, 50, entered a guilty plea on Tuesday to a count of felony driving under the influence.

The charge carries a mandatory 1-6-year prison term and a $2,000-5,000 fine, but state law allows offenders to seek a diversion to avoid the felony.

With no opposition to diversion from prosecutors, District Judge Tod Young asked that no pre-sentence investigation be conducted.

Skenandore was originally arrested May 8, 2020, with a blood alcohol content of .15, according to court documents.

• A South Lake Tahoe must participate in Western Nevada Regional Drug Court as part of his suspended 1-4-year sentence for sales of a controlled substance.

David Edward Truelove admitted to selling 2.8 grams of methamphetamine and 3.5 grams of heroin on April 21, 2021.

Attorney Kris Brown said Truelove sold drugs to support his own addiction.

“I’d like to thank the court and God for helping me motivate myself to get free of this addiction,” he said.


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