Carson City contractor to be tried in two molestations |

Carson City contractor to be tried in two molestations

Staff report

A Carson City contractor will be tried for the alleged molestations of two girls, a judge determined this week.

Robert Hilke Jr., 50, was charged with two felony counts of open and gross lewdness with a child under 14 and six counts of gross misdemeanor open and gross lewdness.

He appeared in Carson City Justice Court on Monday for a preliminary hearing where Justice of the Peace John Tatro determined there was a enough evidence to try Hilke on both felony charges and five gross misdemeanor charges.

According to the criminal complaint filed March 21, Hilke allegedly pulled aside the bathing-suit bottoms of a 9-year-old girl and looked at her on at least two occasions between June and November 2005.

The complaint concerning the six gross misdemeanor charges alleges that between June and December 2005, Hilke repeatedly fondled a then-16-year-old girl. In one count, he allegedly grabbed the victim’s leg and said, “One of these days I am going to have sex with you,” the complaint states.

Hilke remains free on $50,000 bail. He will appear in district court Nov. 13.