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4 charged over allegations of sexual assault, incest in Pahrump

Updated February 12, 2020 - 12:42 am

The Nye County District Attorney’s Office has charged four Pahrump residents over a string of allegations that include child sexual assault, incest and bestiality, along with other charges.

“I am horrified beyond words by these allegations,” Nye County District Attorney Chris Arabia said in a written statement. “My office has built on the good work by the sheriff’s office in this case, and we now have filed a 21-count criminal complaint against the four defendants, including 16 counts that carry a penalty of life imprisonment upon conviction.”

In a video statement on Saturday, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office announced the names of four suspects who were arrested on charges of multiple child sex crimes during the execution of a search warrant at a Pahrump residence on Feb. 5.

The names released included Eric Garcia, 39; Mickey Cagle, 30; Danny Hicks, 50; and Vicki Bachli, 49. All are being accused of a range of crimes, including sexual assault and lewdness with a minor under the age of 14 to bestiality.

Operations Sgt. Ann Horak said in a video statement from the sheriff’s office that all four suspects were arrested and booked into the Nye County Detention Center.

Bail amounts for each suspect range from $50,000 to $200,000, according to the detention center.

The sheriff’s office partnered with the Department of Family Services on Jan. 17 and “opened an investigation of child sexual abuse involving multiple juveniles within a home in Pahrump,” according to the video statement from the sheriff’s office.

“It was reported that the children were given alcohol that made them sick, and that they were sexually abused by all suspects on multiple occasions,” Horak said in the sheriff’s office video release. “The victims were able to describe in detail numerous acts involving all of the suspects. Some of the victims’ reported abuse included acts of bestiality.”

Garcia’s bail is set at $200,000 and Cagle’s is set at $100,000, according to the Nye County Detention Center. Hicks has a bail amount of $150,000 with Bachli’s bail set at $50,000.

Bachli is facing two counts of sexual assault on a child under 14 and two counts of incest, with all four charges carrying a life sentence, if she’s convicted, according to the district attorney’s office.

Cagle and Hicks and Garcia are also facing charges by the district attorney’s office in Nye County that carry a life sentence.

“We will continue working on this case for as long as it takes,” Arabia said in statement. “If that eventually leads to more charges, we will be ready.”

The formal arraignment for all four Pahrump residents is set for Feb. 12 at 8 a.m. in Pahrump Justice Court.

Contact Jeffrey Meehan, Pahrump Valley Times interim editor, at jmeehan@pvtimes.com

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