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January 21, 2018

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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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