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Clerk charged with fondling underage girls
by Tribune Staff
Jul 01, 2012 | 2628 views | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Iqbal Sidhu
Iqbal Sidhu
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RENO — Police used an undercover officer to bust a a convenience store clerk who had reportedly been selling alcohol to underage girls and touching or grabbing them.

Iqbal Sidhu, a 32-year-old Reno resident, was arrested Wednesday after he sold alcohol to and grabbed the breasts of a plainclothes female Reno officer who told Sidhu she was 18 years old. Sidhu works as a clerk at the Grab and Go Market at 1801 W. Fourth St.

Over the course of last week, detectives with the Reno Police Department Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit had been investigating allegations that Sidhu had recently been selling alcohol to minors in his store and had unlawfully grabbed or touched female juveniles including a 14 year old female juvenile.

He has been charged with two counts of open and gross lewdness, battery with the intent to commit sexual assault and selling alcohol to a minor. Sidhu was arrested for the listed charges related to the crime against the plainclothes Reno police officer and the crimes he allegedly committed against a 14-year-old female juvenile that was attempting to buy alcohol at the market on May 20. He was booked into the Washoe County Jail.

The Reno Police Department is asking parents to talk to their children about the dangers of attempting to buy alcohol and drugs as these illegal actions expose children to dangerous individuals who prey on and victimize them. It is anticipated that there are many more female juvenile victims in our community as a result of Sidu’s illegal activities

Anyone who has information related to this crime, the suspect or has been victimized by Sidu should contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2115, or Secret Witness at 322-4900, report online at www.secretwitness.com or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword “SW.”
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