While the Federal Bureau of Investigation continues to seek more victims of Brad Reger, 67, a grand jury handed down a five-count indictment of the Susanville man yesterday, July 20.
If convicted, Reger faces a maximum statutory penalty of 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct abroad, up to life in prison and a fine of $250,000 for transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, and up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for coercion and enticement.
According to court documents, Reger sexually abused more than a dozen patients between the ages of 12 and 22 under the guise of conducting purported medical examinations at his medical clinic in Susanville, and in hotel rooms and camp sites all over the world. Reger is a licensed Nurse Practitioner with the California Board of Registered Nursing and has been since at least 2003.
Since at least 1986, Reger has been heavily involved in various Christian schools, summer camps, youth groups and church missions. He has held positions as a teacher, camp counselor, church deacon, youth group leader and owner of affiliated nonprofit organizations.
The indictment alleges that Reger sexually abused three different minor victims, in Susanville, Nevada, Virginia and Poland. These offenses allegedly took place between 2006 and 2014.
This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations and the California Department of Consumer Affairs with assistance from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office and the Lassen County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christina McCall and Roger Yang are prosecuting the case.
According to the indictment, between Oct. 31 and Nov. 7, 2009, Reger traveled from California to the Republic of the Philippines and “did knowingly engage in illicit sexual conduct with Minor Victim No. 3 … “
Between June 13 and July 3, 2010, Reger transported or caused to be transported Minor Victim No. 3 from California to Nevada with the intent to engage in sexual activity with the victim.
Between Sept. 30, 2013 and February 2014, Reger engaged in criminal sexual activity with Minor Victim No. 2 in Lassen County, Oregon, Canada and elsewhere.
Between Aug. 3 and Aug. 5, 2014, Reger engaged in illicit sexual conduct with Minor Victim No. 2 in Poland as they traveled through other countries.
Between April 8 and April 16, 2006, Reger engaged in illegal sexual activity with Minor Victim No. 1 in Lassen County, Virginia and elsewhere.
According to the indictment, if convicted of count three, Reger’s property at 710 Ash St. in Susanville may be subject to forfeiture.
FBI seeks potential victims
The FBI and HSI are seeking to identify Reger’s potential victims. If you believe that you and/or your minor dependent(s) were victimized by Reger at any time, in the United States or abroad, or have information relevant to this investigation, complete the online form available at: www.fbi.gov/RegerVictims. Additionally, if you know of someone else who may have been victimized by Reger, encourage them to complete the form.