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Elko County Deputy arrested on charges of Sexual Assault

ELKO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Elko County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the arrest of one of its deputies.Elko County Deputy arrested on charges of Sexual Assault

Richard Lespade is facing charges of Sexual Assault (2 counts), Battery with the Intent to Commit a Sexual Assault, and Sale or Transportation of a Controlled Substance.Elko County Deputy arrested on charges of Sexual Assault

The Sheriff's Office says the charges are connected with an incident that happened in 2014.Elko County Deputy arrested on charges of Sexual Assault

The arrest was coordinated with the Elko Police Department.Elko County Deputy arrested on charges of Sexual Assault

Lespade is now on administrative leave from the Sheriff's Office and there is now an internal affairs investigation underway.Elko County Deputy arrested on charges of Sexual Assault

Lespade is being held in the Lander County Jail on $770,000 bail.

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