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Tonopah man arrested on sexual assault with a minor

A Tonopah man has been arrested for an alleged sexual assault following an investigation into a case involving a 3-year-old girl.

Kenneth Cardenas, 39, was arrested after the Nye County Sheriff’s Office followed up on information from an outside agency pertaining to the female juvenile being sexually assaulted between 2011 and 2012 at a location in Tonopah, police said Monday

The information was reviewed by Detective Robert Perry, and found to be a credible disclosure of sexual assault. The female juvenile disclosed Cardenas had been sexually active with her. During an extensive interview, Cardenas made several incriminating statements of his involvement that were consistent with the disclosure from the female juvenile.

Cardenas was booked on the above charges without incident.

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