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Detained youth worker booked on more lewdness counts

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Updated: 2/27/2013 1:05 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- A Las Vegas man already in custody and suspected of using his position as a volunteer Bible study leader to assault children now faces additional charges.

David James, 29, was charged Sunday with nine additional counts of lewdness with a minor under 14. The investigation into the originating cases revealed James had been a participant in a basketball league that included players ranging in age from 7 to adult. The investigation is also focusing on the possibility James was involved in other youth- and adult-related sports activities.

Additionally, investigators continue to seek other potential victims of James.

Metro officers arrested James in January on 22 counts involving lewdness with a minor.

Shortly after that arrest, Henderson Police Detectives received allegations of similar crimes. and rebooked by Henderson Police on charges of 10 counts of lewdness with a minor under 14 and four counts of sexual assault.

James remains in custody.

The investigation remains ongoing and anyone who has concerns their child may have been a victim of James is urged to call the LVMPD Sexual Assault Section at (702) 828-3421 or the Henderson Police Department at (702) 267-4750.

Anyone with any information about these cases may contact Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or at


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