Incline resident arrested on sexual assault charges
INCLINE VILLAGE – A man was arrested on sexual assault charges Friday night.
Ubaldo Urbina-Maldonado, also known as “Gordo,” 32, turned himself in and was arrested by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Crimes Against Children Unit.
He was charged with 40 counts of sexual assault of a victim under 16 and 40 counts of lewdness with a minor under 16.
The investigation began last Wednesday when sheriff’s deputies took a report involving two victims alleging that the suspect had committed the assaults over a number of years.
Urbina-Maldonado did not have a previous arrest record, according to Sgt. Sylvia Redmond, a detective for the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.
Urbina-Maldonado remained in custody at the Washoe County jail with bail set at $1.1 million. His arraignment will take place by Wednesday, officials said.
Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Incline Village Substation Cmdr. Gregg Lubbe said parents need to be aware that there are sexual predators in Incline.
“People think that because we’re in Incline, our children are safe,” Lubbe said. “They’re no safer here than anywhere else.”
Lubbe cited an incident that took place in Incline about a year ago. A man was arrested for exposing himself to children on the bike path between Incline Middle School and the recreation center.
“There are hundreds of registered sex offenders in Washoe County – and they’re in Incline, too,” Lubbe said. “Registered sex offenders are still predators – we just haven’t caught them yet.”
He urged parents to be aware, especially during peak season in the basin.
A man suspected of attempting to kidnap a young girl on the shores of Kings Beach was arrested last Wednesday and remains is in custody. Lucino Estrada, 46, a Mexican citizen who Placer County sheriff’s deputies believe is a legal, permanent resident of the United States, is being held without bail on charges of attempted kidnapping and lewd and lascivious acts, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office reported.
“Because of the influx of tourists, the number of predators increase exponentially,” Lubbe said. “People need to be vigilant for their children’s sake.”
For a list of registered sex offenders in Washoe County, visit http://www.washoesheriff.com/local-sex-offenders-map.htm