Prairie High School student arrested on suspicion of rape of girl, 14

Registered sex offender has long list of violations; law protects his privacy



A 14-year-old girl allegedly was raped by a schoolmate last week.

The teenager suspected of the crime is a registered sex offender with a long list of violations in and out of school — but students and parents at Prairie High knew nothing of his record.

State law prevents such information from being shared at school.

Jeremiah Thompson, 19, was arrested last week on suspicion of rape of a child in the third degree, according to a probable cause statement by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. A 14-year-old girl told deputies that Thompson took her to his house on April 12 and had sexual intercourse with her. They’d met at a WinCo Foods store close to their school.

Thompson, who is a senior at Prairie High, is in the Clark County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned in Clark County Superior Court on Friday. His bail is set at $50,000.

The girl sought medical attention and requested a rape kit after the incident, according to the police report.

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