Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Dec 22, 2020 - 3:30PM

For Immediate Release

Local educator arrested for multiple child sex crimes

Case Number:
Sarah Johns
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

James “Bob” Stapp, 73, of Reno was arrested today for multiple charges of sex crimes against a child.

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives have been investigating Stapp, a local educator, since February.

Stapp is charged with three counts of lewdness with a child under 14. The victim is known to Stapp.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Division at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. Reference case number: WC20-517.


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.


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