Henderson police arrest suspect in video of 3-year-old girl’s rape
October 16, 2007
LAS VEGAS — Police said late Monday they had arrested Chester “Chet” Arthur Stiles, the man accused of videotaping himself while raping a 3-year-old girl.
Las Vegas police Sgt. John Loretto confirmed the arrest but declined to elaborate. Loretto said police would provide details at a news conference late Monday.
Stiles, 37, had been the focus of a nationwide manhunt since police identified him as the man who raped and sexually assaulted a girl in a homemade videotape that surfaced last month in the rural Nevada town of Pahrump.
The girl was found with her mother in Las Vegas on Sept. 29. Now 7 years old, she has been described as happy and healthy, with no memory of the 2003 encounter with Stiles.