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Prosecutors to represent case after witnesses located

A Beatty man who saw charges dismissed after witnesses couldn’t be located will have another arraignment next week on the same lewdness with a minor charges.

Frank Montgomery Goodson, 55, was arrested back in July after the Nye County Sheriff’s Office conducted a month-long investigation into a report of lewdness with a child under 14 after a 4-year-old female disclosed that a man she knew as, “Monty,” had touched her inappropriately.

Nye County District Attorney Angela Bello said prosecutors recently dismissed the original charges without prejudice, due to issues involving at least two witnesses, who were unavailable at the time.

When charges are dismissed without prejudice, they can be refiled by prosecutors.

Bello also noted that Goodson is not in custody.

Prosecutors have since refiled the charges, as Goodson’s arraignment in Beatty is scheduled for Oct. 20, at 10 a.m.

After a thorough investigation in July, Goodson was identified as the suspect and was brought in by police for questioning.

According to the initial arrest report, Goodson admitted during the interview to touching the victim’s genitals for the purpose of sexual gratification at his residence on two to three occasions between October 2014 and January 2015, police said at the time.

Goodson was arrested after his admission and transported to the Nye County Detention Center where he was booked on three preliminary charges of lewdness with a child under 14.

Pahrump Valley Times reporter Mick Akers contributed to this story.

Contact reporter Selwyn Harris at sharris@pvtimes.com. Follow @sharrispvt on Twitter.

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