Trial vacated in lewdness charge

Julian Amador

Julian Amador

A Dayton man changed his plea in a lewdness case that was scheduled to go to trial in mid-April.

Julian Amador, 22, admitted to one count of attempted lewdness with a child under the age of 16 by someone over the age of 18.

The charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Under an agreement, prosecutors will not pursue any additional charges and both sides are free to argue for any lawful sentence.

Amador must undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation in order to qualify for probation.

Amador admitted he tried to commit a lewd act sometime between July 2019 and January 2020 while he was living in Minden.

Prosecutor Chelsea Mazza said she expected a written victim impact statement and that she didn’t plan to call a witness at the May 23 sentencing.

Amador has been in custody since Sept. 19, 2022.

• A man faces revocation of his probation in connection with a jail cell beatdown that occurred last year.

Shawn Gary Stenzel, 33, appeared in court on Tuesday where his attorney was permitted to withdraw due to a conflict.

Attorney Max Stovall represented another of the four men involved in a jailhouse beating that occurred last year.

Stenzel has been in custody since Nov. 17, 2022, after being dropped from Western Nevada Drug Court.

Stenzel received a suspended 12-30-month sentence in the case in September 2022, on top of a previous drug charge the previous May.

• A Gardnerville woman admitted to writing a $3,000 fraudulent check from East Fork Justice Court on Tuesday.

Bobbi Mortimer, 39, admitted to a felony charge of theft in connection with bad checks written around Dec. 21, 2022.

Under an agreement, prosecutors would recommend a suspended 19-48-month sentence on condition Mortimer make $4,898.33 in restitution and participate in Western Nevada Regional Drug Court. She is scheduled to be sentenced on May 2.

• A Carson City man, who admitted to possession of a stolen motor vehicle, was released on his own recognizance from Douglas County Jail at least.

Damian Ray Halvorson, 49, admitted he took a GMC Suburban on June 16, 2021.

The Suburban was reported stolen by a Reno resident who said he was previously friends with Halvorson. A warrant was issued after he failed to appear in Tahoe Township Justice Court. He faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine at his May 16 sentencing, though prosecutors won’t oppose probation.


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