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6 Thursday, October 20, 2016 - Mirror LIC# 0054096 Cahlan - West Legal Services Independent Paralegal 2340 Calvada Blvd #5-D o NV 89048 Hours: lOam-6pm Open: Tues-Sat 1201 S.Hwv 160 #99 (Across From Saddle West) Pahrump, NV 89048 Ill AUTHORIZED DEALER OEM Parts Su Gear REAL ESTATE Mike Hickey Cell: (775) 764-0920 Office: (775) 727-8884 Toil Free: (877)826-6402 Fax: (775) 727-.8810 1941 S. Hwyo 160 Pahrump NV 89048 5W;JSY TO PLACE YOUR AD TODAY Information provided by NCSO Jose Bautista, age 28 of Pahrump, is facing multiple preliminary charges from the Nye County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) following a report by first one female student and then a second female student that Bau- tista had inappropriately touched them. According to a press release issued by NCSO, the first victim, a 17-year-old Pahrump Valley High School stu- dent, contacted the office on Tuesday, October 11 to make a report against Bautista. On October 14, the second victim, an 18- year-old Pahrump Valley High student, made simi- lar reports. The press re- lease also noted that Ban- tista was employed with the Nye County School District as a paraprofes- sional assistant working with special needs stu- dents. As detailed in the press release, NCSO detectives were told that Bautista had been engaging in lewd conversations with the first victim over a social media site before he allegedly took the girl to his home and attempted to persuade the girl to participate in sexual activities with him. Detectives noted that Bautista had allegedly been under the influence of narcotics at the time of the as- sault. After the initial report was made, detectives located Bautista and performed an investigatory interview. Detectives stated that Bautista admitted to the alle- gations, stating that he had in fact engaged in sexual misconduct with the minor student. A search warrant was secured and executed, revealing evidence to sup- Jose Bautista port the first victim's statements. Bautista was then placed under arrest and trans- ported to the Nye County Detention Center (NCDC) on charges of sexual assault, child sexual abuse, un- lawful sexual acts by a school employee with a pupil, use and possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influ- ence of a controlled sub- stance. His bail was set at $350,000. Three days later, the second victim voiced her allegations, with NCSO deputies and detectives responding to the high school to speak with her. A Declaration of Arrest detailed that the second victim told deputies and detectives that Bautista had insisted she go to his home, where the two be- gan watching YouTube videos. The second vic- tim reported that Bautista had pulled out a bong and asked her if she wanted to smoke out of it, to which she stated she responded, "No." After taking several hits off the bong, Bautista allegedly began kissing the second victim and she attempted to make him stop, telling him "no" numerous times. However, Bautista reportedly continued to kiss the second victim before proceeding to touch her on her thighs. After strug- gling to push Bautista off of her and make him stop, the second victim said she demanded to be taken back to the high school and Bautista complied. Additional charges of attempted sexual conduct between a school employee and a student, false im- prisonment, open and gross lewdness, battery and at- tempted sexual assault were filed. Couple charged for bail bond scheme Pahrump residents Brian Hem and Crystal Hem have been preliminarily charged with theft by NCSO following an alleged bail bond ruse. According to NCSO deputies, the victim in this case had been ar- rested on charges of sexual assault the day prior to the third-party theft report, which was made on Octo- ber 12. The victim had spoken to another NCDC in- mate, Brian, following his arrest and Brian told him that he could get the victim bailed out of jail. Brian then had a video telephone call with his wife, Crys- tal and relayed details as to where the victim lived and where his savings of $900 was located. Crystal reportedly went to the victim's home and posed as a bail bonds agent, requesting the victim's roommate give her the $900 so she could bail him out. Crystal then allegedly paid bills and deposited $200 to Bri- an's NCDC canteen account with the stolen money. When deputies interviewed both Brian and Crystal, they reportedly admitted to the crime. Another man identified by Crystal only as "Travis" was apparently involved as well but he was not included in the arrest. Brian and Crystal were each charged with conspiracy to commit grand larceny, grand larceny, conspiracy to obtain money under false pretenses and obtaining money under false pretenses. Both had their bail set at $15,000. School reports burn marks, stepfather jailed NCSO arrested Pahrump resident Davin Obarr on October 14 after staff at a Nye County School Dis- trict facility reported a large amount of burn marks found on a young student. The burns were described as small, circular marks covering the victim's upper arms, lower legs, back, chest and abdomen. When ob- serving the victim, deputies noted an "unusually high amount" of scarfing in various stages of healing as well. The victim initially told deputies that his step- father, Obarr, had accidentally burned him and then became visibly uncomfortable when he stated that he believed the burns were actually intentional. A medi- cal evaluation stated the burns were consistent with those made by a cigarette. Both the victim's mother and Obarr were contacted by deputies but denied any knowledge of the injuries to the victim. Obarr then told deputies that the victim's younger sibling had said two children at school had caused the marks but when deputies interviewed the sibling away from Obarr, they discovered that the story was fabricated. Deputies reported that the sibling told them Obarr had instructed him on what story he was to tell po- lice. Obarr was taken into custody, transported to NCDC and booked on charges of child abuse and/or neglect and obstructing a public officer. Obarr's bail was set at $20,640.