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ELKO – A man has been arrested for allegedly engaging in sexual acts with a female relative under the age of 14.

Sean Sandhoff, 41, was arrested Aug. 3 on charges of luring a child with computers, luring a child with harmful materials with a computer, luring a child to engage in sex, luring a child with harmful materials, lewdness with a child under the age of 14, and contact with a minor.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Elko Justice Court, Sandhoff contacted the victim after seeing a Facebook status where she expressed feeling self-conscious about her looks.

After seeing the post, Sandhoff texted the victim to compliment her appearance. The text conversations between Sanhoff and the victim became more sexually explicit as time went on.

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The victim stated to police that the conversations with Sandhoff made her uncomfortable, and the investigation revealed that Sandhoff had touched the victim inappropriately on multiple occasions, according to the complaint.

His bail was set at $357,500.


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