In December, 2012 LVMPD Sexual Assault Detectives completed an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse of a child by a volunteer bible study leader. In January, 2013, 29-year-old David James of Las Vegas was remanded into custody after appearing in court to face ten counts of Sexual Assault with a Victim Under 14, two counts of Sexual Assault with a Victim Under 16, and ten counts of Lewdness with a Minor under 14.
Shortly after James’ arrest in January, Henderson Police Detectives received allegations of similar crimes. As a result of that investigation, James was rebooked by Henderson Police on charges of ten counts of Lewdness with a Minor Under 14 and four counts of Sexual Assault.
It is believed James used bible study classes and volunteered to lead bible study classes at several different religious centers in the Las Vegas valley to gain access to the victims. A booking photo of James accompanies this release.
This investigation remains ongoing. Detectives are asking anyone who has concerns their child may have been a victim of James to call the LVMPD Sexual Assault Section at 828-3421 or the Henderson Police Department at 267-4750. Anyone with any information about these cases may contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 385-5555 or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.