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November 24, 2017

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Bible study leader is accused of sex crimes

David James

David James

Metro Police allege a Bible study leader used his role to gain access to children and sexually assault them, officials said.

David James, 29, of Las Vegas, was arrested Jan. 7 by Metro detectives on a variety of sex-related charges involving juveniles, police said.

Metro detectives completed their investigation in December following allegations of sexual abuse of a child. James was arrested on 10 counts of sexual 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, police said.

Henderson Police received information regarding similar allegations involving James shortly after his arrest, officials said. The Henderson investigation resulted in James being rebooked on 10 counts of lewdness with a minor under 14 and four counts of sexual assault, police said.

Authorities said James volunteered to lead the Bible study classes at several places of worship in the Las Vegas Valley.

James remains in the Clark County Detention Center without bail, according to jail records. His preliminary hearing in Las Vegas Justice Court is scheduled for March 4.

As police continue to investigate, they ask parents concerned their child may have been a victim to call Metro’s sexual assault section at 702-828-3421 or Henderson Police at 702-267-4750.

To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit

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