ELKO – An Elko man has been arrested on five counts of lewdness with a child that allegedly began nearly 18 months ago.

William Lyn Anderson, 49, was arrested April 20 in Spring Creek on a warrant alleging two counts of lewdness with a child, attempted lewdness with a child, open or gross lewdness in the presence of a child, attempted open or gross lewdness in the presence of a child, and unlawful contact with a child under 16 years of age.

The victim was between the age of 14 and 15 at the time of the alleged abuse, from October 2015 to May 2016, according to the criminal complaint.

Anderson was living with the victim and the victim’s mother at the time the abuse occurred, said the complaint.

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Anderson’s bail was set at $250,000.

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