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ELKO – A California man was arrested Thursday after being charged with multiple counts of sexual assault on a teenage boy.

According to the criminal complaint, Alfredo Puentes, 49, of Long Beach was arrested at the Elko County Jail on a felony warrant. The investigating officer stated that the abuse started in 2005 when the child was 13 with Puentes showing the victim a pornographic movie.

Subsequent instances of oral sex and other sexual acts amounting to 40 or more took place over the next six years in Puentes’ northside home and in his vehicles, according to the complaint. Several of the contacts allegedly occurred when Puentes was cutting the boy’s hair.

The allegations were reported to police in July 2015.

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Puentes was charged in March with one count of sexual assault against a child under the age of 14 and 10 counts of sexual assault.

Bail was listed at $2.75 million.


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