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September 15, 2019

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Las Vegas man sentenced to 5 years on child prostitution charges

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Richard James Mapp

A Las Vegas man arrested last year will serve up to five years in prison for prostituting a child, the Nevada Attorney General’s Office announced today.

Immediately after his release from a Nevada prison, Richard James Mapp, 35, will have to register as a sex offender, officials said.

Mapp was convicted of child abuse, neglect or endangerment and pandering for crimes that occurred from September to November 2017, officials said.

“Today’s sentencing should send a message that crimes targeting and endangering our minors will not go unnoticed or unpunished,” Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt said in a statement. “I continue to be proud of my investigators and prosecutors who worked with their law enforcement partners to bring swift justice on this victim’s behalf.”

The case was investigated by the Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force.