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LVMPD officer charged with sexual assault against child

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A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer was arrested following a Grand Jury Indictment in a sexual assault investigation.

On Thursday, 38-year-old Bret Theil was located and taken into police custody near U.S. 95 and Corn Creek Road in reference to the Grand Jury Indictment charges which were signed by a District Court Judge on Wednesday.

Investigators say Theil sexually abused a family member for multiple years before it was brought to the attention of police.

Theil was booked into the Las Vegas City Jail for six counts of first degree kidnapping, five counts of lewdness with a child under fourteen, six counts of sexual assault against a child under fourteen, four counts of sexual assault against a child under sixteen, four counts of sexual assault and two counts of child abuse or neglect.

LVMPD says he will be relieved of duty and placed on unpaid leave.

Anyone with information into this case is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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