Las Vegas police arrested two men last week who are accused of sexually assaulting a couple of teenage girls in Nebraska.
The two 24-year-olds were wanted on charges of first-degree sexual assault. They allegedly tied up a 15-year-old and a 14-year-old for several days and sexually assaulted them.
Deputy Police Chief Christian Montaño said Nebraska authorities had put out an alert for the two men. And just a few days before they men showed up in Las Vegas, they had fled from state police in Kansas.
Las Vegas police Sgt. Martin Salazar spotted the suspects’ car near the Inn of Las Vegas and then stopped them on Fifth Street, Montaño said.
The men got out of their car, but other police came to back up Salazar.
“They were arrested without incident,” Montaño said. “If there had been just one officer there, they (suspects) would probably have run. I’m glad they were apprehended before they could hurt anyone else.”
He said the men would be extradited to Nebraska.
Montaño said Salazar is a good officer and praised his police work.