Local Man Arrested for Alleged Lewdness With Minor

Indecency towards a minor is an offense that can put someone behind bars with no physical evidence, even years after the alleged crime occurred. A local resident found this out the hard way.

A Spring Creek man has been charged with lewdness with a minor after a young woman claimed he sexually abused her several years ago. Riley Jay Manzonie, age 40, was booked in the Elko County Jail and left after posting $250,000 bail.

Authorities say the woman, who was younger than 14 at the time of the alleged assault, has come forward because she thinks she’s at an age where she feels able to tell someone about it. She claims the incident happened at Manzonie’s house, however nothing further is available regarding the alleged assault.

An investigation is ongoing.

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