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Nye County man wanted for sexual assault of a student caught in Mexico

Posted at 7:15 PM, May 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-10 10:52:06-04

NYE COUNTY (KTNV) — An accused sexual predator is found almost five years later in Mexico.

Back in 2016, we reported on Jose Manuel Bautista.

He was working for the Nye County School District when a 17-year-old reported that he sexually assaulted her.

Nye County Sheriff's Office says he admitted to the crimes but after they charged him, he fled to Mexico where he was recently arrested.

This week, the sheriff's office worked with U.S. Marshals to get him back.

He's facing several charges.