Two Elko Residents Arrested for Juvenile Sex Crimes

Two Elko City Residents were arrested on Tuesday June 12 2018 by the Elko Combined Narcotics Unit after an extensive investigation involving Juvenile Sex Crimes which started back in February and is still ongoing. Brandon Evans, 22, has been charged with 8 counts of Lewdness Committed by Persons over 18 with a child, Possession of Visual Porn of Persons under 16, Lure Child/person of mental illness to engage in sex, Open/ Gross Lewdness, and two counts of Sexual Assault. Evan’s bail was set at 3 million and 45 thousand dollars. Jake Vega, 46, has been charged with  Lure Child/person of mental illness to engage in sex, and four counts of Open/ Gross Lewdness. Vega’s bail was set at $100,000. All victims are minors under the age of 18. Six search warrants were all conducted simultaneously on June 12th as well, 1 in Spring Creek and 5 in the City of Elko; 4 of which were residential and 2 business. Vega is a registered sex offender dating back to 1998 when he was convicted of attempted sexual assault. This investigation began from information from another case, and is a joint operation of the City of Elko Narcotics Unit, state investigations, and the U.S. Homeland Security Investigations. Since this is an ongoing investigation, expect more information to follow.  Anyone with information can call the Elko Combined Narcotics Unit Tip line at 775-777-DOPE (3673).