RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – A Washoe Valley man has been convicted of multiple counts of sexual assault on a child. He will be sentenced January 30, and he faces life in prison.
61-year-old Thomas Goepner was found guilty of five counts of Sexual Assault on a Child Under the Age of Fourteen Years, three counts of Sexual Assault on a Child Under the Age of Sixteen Years, two Counts of Sexual Assault and one count of Open and Gross Lewdness.
Goepner was arrested in October 2016 after an investigation by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Crimes Against Persons Unit.
The case began patrol deputies responded to a report of a sexual assault and met met with a 16-year-old victim and several of her family members and friends. The girl reported she had been sexually abused by Goepner since age 8 and that she had recently disclosed that abuse to