A probation officer in Carson City has been accused of molesting seven victims in the course of his employment has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the completion of an internal investigation. The officer surrendered himself to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office on March 22 and was booked and released. All together he is facing 9 felonies and 16 gross misdemeanor charges.
The controversy surrounds allegations that Lewis used threats of arrest to force women into disrobing to inspect their genitals and breasts. Lewis has been a probation officer since 2009 and before that he had worked for the Nevada Department of Corrections and was a deputy with the Lyon County Sherriff’s Office.
If proven to be true, this case could become one of Nevada’s largest cases of civil rights violations by one individual. The accusations gross excessive searches, under the color of State law, are likely of huge concern to the Douglas County Sheriff.
The full article is featured on NevadaAppeal.com: Another woman claims officer molested her.
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