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Police: 45-year-old man found in car with naked teen; detectives believe there may be more victims

Detectives already believe there may be other young victims who may have worked at his business, Wildside Wraps.
Credit: Nampa Police Department
Troy Groene of Nampa was arrested on Dec. 9 on a charge of sexual battery of a minor child 16 or 17 years old.

NAMPA, Idaho — A convicted sex offender is facing new charges after police say officers found him inside a car with a naked girl on Wednesday.

The Nampa Police Department said officers went to check out a suspicious vehicle in the area of E Franklin Road in Nampa at about 4:40 p.m. 

According to Nampa Chief of Police Joe Huff, when officers checked it out, they saw 45-year-old Troy Groene of Nampa in the car with a naked underage girl. 

Groene was arrested on charges of sexual abuse of a child 16 or 17 years old and booked into the Canyon County Jail.

The investigation into the Nampa man is ongoing, police say, but detectives already believe there may be other young victims who may have worked at his business, Wildside Wraps. The business is located off of Star Road and Cherry Lane in Nampa.

According to court records, Groene is a registered sex offender who was previously convicted of sexual battery of a minor in 2006. He was sentenced to ten years in prison in that case, and was released from the custody of the Idaho Department of Correction in 2016.

On Friday evening, Nampa Police announced they have received multiple tops from potential victims. Officials added that investigators are reaching out to others who are fearful of coming forward and are working to make sure every victim has a voice.

Nampa Police ask anyone with any information regarding this case or about other possible victims to contact either Detective Davenport at 208-468-5623, Nampa Dispatch at 208-465-2257 or Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS.

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