UPDATE: Former UNLV player pleads guilty in sex trafficking case

UPDATE FEB. 7: Richard James Mapp pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of child abuse, neglect or endangerment and one count of pandering in this case. 

Child abuse, neglect or endangerment is punishable by one to six years in prison. Pandering is punishable by one to five years in prison. As a result of the child abuse, neglect or endangerment charge, Mapp will be required to register as a sex offender.

The sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 14.


A criminal complaint has been filed against former UNLV football player Richard James Mapp, 26.

Mapp is being charged with the crimes of kidnapping of a minor in the first degree, sex trafficking of a child under the age of 18, living from the earnings of a prostitute, and abuse, neglect or endangerment of a child. The first two charges are Class A felonies, the third charge is Class D and the fourth charge is Class B. The alleged crimes happened between September and November 2017.

Mapp allegedly kidnapped a minor child in Nevada and transported her to California for the purpose of engaging her in prostitution. Mapp has been arraigned on these criminal charges in the Las Vegas Justice Court, and is currently being held at the Clark County Detention Center without bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 5 in Las Vegas Justice Court Department 5.

Mapp played football for UNLV in the early 2000s. 

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