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Child Sex Predator from Sparks Receives Multiple Life Sentences


1400077_qnfe-240x300-5472035-4767830Craig Steven Blodgett, 55 of Sparks, was sentenced last week to three life sentences in prison for three counts of sex offenses against children.

According to Washoe County D.A. Chris Hicks, Blodgett pleaded guilty in September to the three offenses.

Blodgett is not be eligible for parole until he has served a minimum of 40 years.

At sentencing, Judge Patrick Flanagan quoted a passage from an impact statement one of the victims: “You deserve to rot in your prison cell until the day you die.”

According to Hicks:

The case began in June, 2014 when a young woman reported to police that Blodgett had sexually abused her when she was a child. The incidents of abuse began when the victim was four years old and continued over the course of 12 years.

In addition to sexual abuse, the defendant also took pornographic pictures using several cameras he had covertly installed in her bathroom. The ensuing investigation included the search and seizure of numerous items of Blodgett’s property, including cameras and other digital evidence.

Based on what they found on these items, detectives identified two additional child victims and discovered that Blodgett had set up a surreptitious video recording system in a property he owned and rented.

The defendant had run wires from his property to the rental property where he had set up a recording system in one of the bathrooms to capture images of the children who lived there in various stages of undress.

The investigation also revealed Blodgett had a prior conviction in Washoe County during the 1990s for indecent exposure for luring a four-year old-child to his home and committing sexual acts in front of her.

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