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Man held in Vegas terror plot also facing child sex charges

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Posted at 3:13 PM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 18:13:25-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of three men accused of plotting terrorism attacks during Las Vegas protests in May of the death of a man in Minneapolis police custody is now also facing child sexual assault and lewdness charges.

Stephen Parshall's attorney acknowledged Thursday that a 26-count criminal complaint was filed Tuesday in Las Vegas, but said Parshall hasn't appeared yet before a judge.

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