LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A former Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer was sentenced on Wednesday for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a child.
According to court records, Bret Theil was given 25 consecutive life sentences on 28 felony counts. Due to the structure of the sentencing, Theil would be eligible for parole in 2412.
A grand jury indicted Theil in February 2018 on charges of first-degree kidnapping of a minor, lewdness with a child under the age of 14, sexual assault with a minor under 14 years, sexual assault with a minor under sixteen years, sexual assault and child abuse, neglect or endangerment.
He was taken into custody following a standoff that started Feb. 7, 2018, when officers responded to a report of a suicidal person near Corn Creek Road and U.S. 95. Responding officers confirmed the person was Theil.
According to the indictment, the abuse started when the child was 9 or 10 years old, in 2005 or 2006. Police said the preliminary investigation suggested Theil abused a family member for several years before it was brought to the attention of law enforcement.