Arraignment of alleged rapist continued |

Arraignment of alleged rapist continued

by Amy Alonzo

The arraignment of a Gardnerville man accused of repeatedly raping a minor was continued until next week.

Frederick L. Clark, 54, will appear in Douglas County District Court June 27 on charges of rape and child abuse endangerment.

According to court documents, Clark was arrested May 11 at a residence on Jobs Peak Drive after a Douglas High School student reported to a teacher and the school’s resource officer that Clark had assaulted and raped her multiple times over a period of several years. The student also said that Clark would fondle her during “wrestling” matches and would provide her with skimpy clothing and record her modeling it.

In a recorded phone call between Clark and the victim, Clark admitted to the crime.

Trial is set to begin in two weeks for two cousins accused of capturing images of another person’s private area.

Christopher Chavarin, 29, and Adam R. Lawler, 34, both of Arizona, are accused of recording a couple having sex in their hotel room at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe in Stateline.

Judge Tod Young on Tuesday denied a motion that would prevent the video recording from being shown during the trial.

The trial is set to begin July 5.

A Carson City man with more than 20 prior misdemeanors is back in court.

Matthew G. Ferris, 42, was originally arrested in September of 2016 on a warrant. At that time, he had marijuana, methamphetamine, paraphernalia and 33 oxycodone pills on him.

During his January arraignment, Ferris admitted he would likely fail a drug test. He then failed to appear in court in February, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

He will next appear in court July 11.

A former PEEK Nightclub employee admitted to attempted embezzlement.

Joseph I. Guillen, 37, admitted in a guilty plea agreement to taking $9,900 while working as a VIP service bartender at the club, located at Harrah’s in Stateline.

His sentencing is set for Aug. 22.