Elko Combined Narcotics unit arrest two suspects following an investigation

Left: Brandon Evans Right: Jake Vega

The Elko Combined Narcotics Unit have arrested two men involving juvenile sex crimes.

Brandon Evans was arrested on eight counts of lewdness with a child under 16, one count of possession of visual presentation depicting sexual conduct of person under 16, one count of luring children or person of mental illness, one count of open and gross lewdness and two counts of sexual assault.

Evans was booked into the Elko County Jail with a bail of $3,450,000.

Jake Vega was arrested on one count of luring children or person of mental illness and four counts of open and gross lewdness and was booked into the Elko County Jail with a bail of $40,000.

Earlier this year, ECNU detectives uncovered these crimes while investigating an unrelated crime in Elko.

Both defendants are accused of luring a child under the age of 18 to participate in sexual activity and used digital media to exchange images of a sexual nature.

This is an ongoing investigation and if anyone has additional information regarding this case, please contact the ECNU Tip Line at 775-777-DOPE (3673).


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