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July 10, 2020 – Update from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office on a report of a sexual assault that occurred last week in Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley:

“We are happy to report that Christopher Smith, who is the alleged suspect of a rape in Western Gateway Park on July 3, 2020 has been taken into custody in Kings County.

Detective Strachan in our Major Crime Unit had followed up on information that led us to believe Smith was in Kings County. After requesting assistance from the Kings County Sheriff’s Office, they were able to locate Smith and arrest him.

Smith was arrested on several outstanding warrants including the most recent Ramey warrant for 261.2 PC – bail amount $500,000.

Thank you to Kings County Sheriff’s Office for the assistance in locating and apprehending Smith.”