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ELKO – A Lamoille man was jailed on a quarter-million dollars bail Monday on charges of lewdness with a child under 14 and statutory sexual seduction.

Joseph C. Sustacha, 27, was arrested at the Shell gas station on Spring Creek Parkway after being interviewed by two school resource officers, according to Undersheriff Ron Supp.

“They were talking to him about allegations of lewdness with a minor, and in that conversation he admitted to sending pornographic materials to this person and receiving some from this young girl” Supp said.

He also reportedly admitted to having sex with the girl, who is now 15 years old, Supp said.

Sustacha was also arrested for a probation violation. His bail was set at $252,500.

According to Elko Daily Free Press records, Sustacha was bound over to district court in April on one count of battery on a protected person, one count of unlawful use of emergency telephone number, and one count of intimidating a public officer with immediate threat or use of physical force.

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He was also arrested in May for disturbing the peace.

Sustacha was sentenced to prison in April 2014 for drunken driving causing substantial bodily harm.


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