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April 19, 2015

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Bible study leader linked to child-sex crimes faces new charges

David James

David James

A Bible study leader suspected of sexually assaulting children was rebooked Sunday to include nine additional charges.

Metro Police said David James, 29, was rebooked into the Clark County Detention Center after further investigation revealed he participated in a basketball league that includes children as young as 7 years old. He faces nine additional counts of lewdness with a minor under 14 related to his activity there.

James was initially arrested on Jan. 7 for allegedly using a bible study class to sexually abuse children, Police said. He was charged with 10 counts of sexually assault with a victim under 14, two counts of sexual assault with a victim under 16 and 10 counts of Lewdness with a minor under 14.

Shortly after he was arrested, Henderson Police received further allegations against James and rebooked him on 10 additional counts of lewdness with a minor under 14 and four counts of sexual assault.

Metro Police investigators are seeking other potential victims and are investigating the possibility that James was involved in other youth and adult sports activities. James is scheduled to appear in court on March 4.

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  1. Sicko, what is it with all these church officials and staff?. The Catholics are dealing with priests molesting boys , the Mormons are dealing with underage marriages by another religion and getting blamed for it although they sure don't seem to be helping put an end to it, and then you have the other churches with bible study staff molesting kids. I'd say organized reigion as a whole is falling apart when the world needs it most. Signs of things to come?.

  2. Bart Ehrman is an American New Testament scholar, currently the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    Ehrman is an extremely objective scholar who began his career as an evangelical Christian in his teens. His best-known works at the popular level are "Misquoting Jesus", "Jesus, Interrupted" and "God's Problem" which can be found at Amazon with his many other books.

    Read the thoughts of someone who has objectively studied the so-called scriptures and your questions will be illuminated from many directions.