Elko County Man Denies Sexually Assaulting Young Girl
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A 43-year-old Elko County man has pleaded not guilty to 12 criminal counts accusing him of and kidnapping and sexually assaulting a child.
The Elko Daily Free Press reports Harry Butler's trial has been scheduled for May after he entered the plea last week to 11 felonies, and one misdemeanor, and waived his right to a speedy trial. Prosecutors say Butler allegedly tried to touch an underage female relative's breast, then trapped her in a hotel bathroom where they say he slapped her repeatedly.
He is also accused of forcing the child to take nude photographs of herself under threat of more physical harm to herself and others. The newspaper reports the victim under the age of 16 also told police Butler touched her genitals about a year earlier.