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Pahrump man charged with sexually assaulting girl

Updated January 20, 2023 - 5:11 pm

A Pahrump man is facing serious charges after Nye County Sheriff’s Office investigators say he sexually assaulted a minor.

Deputy Daniel Fischer first received a call from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services on Oct. 5, 2022 that John Creel, of Pahrump, had allegedly assaulted a girl at least three times over a period of two months, according to a sheriff’s office arrest report. An arrest in the case wasn’t made until this month.

Fischer detailed some of the claims of the case in a graphic report.

“One time they went on a walk and went inside an abandoned house,” the report said.

Creel allegedly penetrated the girl at least two other times at her own residence, the report said.

Suspect speaks

Pahrump Justice Court Judge Gus Sullivan granted investigators a search warrant for Creel’s residence on Jan. 7, according to the sheriff’s office report, where the man admitted to investigators that he had engaged in sexual acts with the minor.

Creel denied other incidents that the victim described to have occurred at her home, according to the report.

Creel was arrested and charged for sexually assaulting a juvenile under the age of 16, after allegedly sexually penetrating her against her will.

Bail amount was set at $200,000.

It’s unclear why three months passed after receiving initial reports about the alleged abuse for authorities to obtain a warrant and make an arrest in the case.

Contact reporter Selwyn Harris at sharris@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @pvtimes

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