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CARLIN – A man accused of having sexual relations with a minor was arrested Friday at Pine and Irvin streets.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Elko Justice Court, Jesse J. Regan, 27, of Elko was arrested on multiple counts involving sex with an underage female. The acts allegedly took place between the dates of May 1 to August 31, 2012 in Carlin.

Carlin Police Chief Dennis Fobes said the girl was 13 years old when Regan, a relative of the victim’s mother’s boyfriend, began living at their residence. The victim claimed that Regan began a consensual sexual relationship with her and they agreed to keep it quiet. He stated that he did not want to go to jail. Regan told the girl he knew that it was illegal for them to have a sexual relationship.

During the investigation, the girl disclosed that she was about six to eight weeks pregnant. Due to medical complications the pregnancy had to be terminated. Fetal remains were collected with a search warrant and sent to the Washoe County Crime Lab where it was determined through DNA testing that Regan was the father of the dead child.

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Regan was arrested on a felony warrant for three counts of lewdness with a child under 14 and three counts of statutory sexual seduction by a person over the age of 21. Bail was listed at $780,000.


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