Teacher’s aide arrested for sex assault against teen

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A teacher’s aide was arrested for sexual assault of a minor Tuesday night.

Detectives from the Nye County Sheriff’s Office arrested 28-year-old Jose Manuel Bautista for various offenses, including unlawful sexual contact with a minor child.

NCSO said patrol deputies received an initial report from a 17-year-old female student that she was sexually assaulted by a 28-year-old man.  After further investigations, detectives learned that the alleged suspect was currently employed as a paraprofessional assistant working with special needs students at the Nye County School District.

Nye County Sheriff’s deputies said Bautista had engaged in lewd conversations with the victim on social media before he took her to his home. Detectives also learned that the man was under the influence of drugs when he committed the sexual acts on the student.

When deputies located Bautista, he admitted that he did engage in sexual misconduct with the student. A search warrant of his home was executed and evidence was obtained to support the alleged crimes.

Bautista was placed under arrest and booked at the Nye County Detention Center on the following charges:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Unlawful Sexual Acts by School Employee with a Pupil
  • Use and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance

He is being held on a $350,000 bail.

Anyone with further information regarding this case is urged to contact the Nye County Sheriff’s Office at 775-751-7000, attention Det. Parra or by email at NCSO_Detectives@co.nye.nv.us.

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