Local Bible study leader accused of sexually assaulting boys
A Las Vegas man is accused of using his position as a volunteer Bible study leader to sexually assault children. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas man is accused of using his position as a volunteer Bible study leader to sexually assault two young boys.
Police said 29-year-old David James volunteered at several religious centers in the Las Vegas area to gain access to victims.
Detectives with the Las Vegas Metro Police Department completed an investigation into James in December.
Court documents state that he sexually abused a boy under the age of 14 for several years.
In January, James was jailed and charged with several counts of sexual assault and lewdness with that young boy.
After Metro's investigation, Henderson Police received allegations of similar crimes. James was then re-booked on charges that he sexually assaulted a second boy under the age of 14.
Now, police are asking parents and caretakers to take a close look at James' picture, because there may be more victims.
"If anybody recognizes him, or if any parents talk to their children and they recognize him as a volunteer at their church, and have some suspicions that their children were left alone with Mr. James, we would like to speak with them," said Lt. Dan McGrath with Metro.
James is currently at the Clark County Detention Center, charged with 22 counts of sexual assault and lewdness.
Police have not revealed what churches James volunteered at.
Anyone who believes their child may have been a victim is asked to call Metro police at 702-828-3421 or Henderson police at 702-267-4750.
Anyone with additional information on James' alleged crimes is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.