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District Attorney's Office: Man Sentenced to Life in Prison in Sexual Assault Against a Child Case

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The Washoe County District Attorney's Office has announced that Thomas Goepner, charged with multiple counts of sexual assault back in December, is now sentenced to life in prison. 

A jury found 61-year-old Thomas Goepner guilty of 5 counts of Sexual Assault on a Child Under the Age of Fourteen Years, 3 counts of Sexual Assault on a Child Under the Age of Sixteen Years, 2 Counts of Sexual Assault and 1 count of Open and Gross Lewdness Tuesday. He will not be eligible for parole until 175 years has been served.

Goepner was arrested on October 20th, 2016 following a 16-year-old victim reporting that she had been sexually abused by Goepner since the age of 8.

Goepner was also convicted of having groped a second female victim, and an investigation revealed that Goepner was reported to have repeatedly sexually assaulted another child victim in the late 1980s. He was unable to be prosecuted because the crimes were reported after the statute of limitations that existed at the time in Nevada.

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