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ELKO – A Spring Creek man waived his preliminary hearing on charges of lewdness with a child under 14 years of age Wednesday in Elko Justice Court.

Kalvin A. Pedersen, 18, was bound over to Elko District Court on three counts of lewdness with a child under 14.

According to a criminal complaint filed March 21, Pedersen allegedly touched a 7-year-old victim “in a wrong way” in an empty classroom at the LDS church on Boyd-Kennedy Road in November.

A separate criminal complaint filed April 10 stated that a 12-year-old victim told police Pedersen allegedly touched her in a sexual manner on five separate occasions at a residence in Spring Creek, the last incident being in October.

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Pedersen has not been arrested on the charges.

A arraignment date in Elko District Court has not been scheduled.

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