UPDATED FEB. 8: North Las Vegas Police have released a mug shot for Bret Theil, the Las Vegas police officer accused of sexual assault.
NLVPD says their preliminary investigation indicated Theil sexually abused a family member for multiple years before it was brought to the attention of law enforcement officials.
He has been booked in the Las Vegas City Jail on six counts of first degree kidnapping, five counts of lewdness with a child under fourteen, six counts of sexual assault against a child under fourteen, four counts of sexual assault against a child under sixteen, four counts of sexual assault and two counts of child abuse or neglect.
A standoff that began on Wednesday night involved Las Vegas police officer Bret Theil, who was recently charged with kidnapping and sexual assault of a child.
The standoff took place in the Corn Creek Canyon area in the northern part of the valley. Theil was taken into custody early Thursday morning. Police informed the media when the standoff began that it involved a person who was possibly suicidal and that the person was possibly wanted in connection to crimes in North Las Vegas.
North Las Vegas police confirmed to 13 Action News that Theil was the man involved in the standoff.
Theil, age 38, is facing 6 counts of first-degree kidnapping, 5 counts of lewdness with a child under 14, 6 counts of sexual assault of a minor under 14, 4 counts of sexual assault of a minor under 16, 4 counts of sexual assault, and 2 counts of child abuse, neglect or endangerment, according to Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The newspaper reported that Theil is a veteran LVMPD officer and was not under arrest as of Wednesday evening. Theil is facing life in prison if convicted of the felony charges.
The crimes were reportedly committed in North Las Vegas. LVMPD says they are planning to relieve Theil of duty.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.