NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — AUG. 21 UPDATE: The arrest report for the North Las Vegas dance instructor named Jesse Lee Santos has been released.
According to the report, police became aware of the accusations when a 21-year-old man walked into the South Central Area Command and told police that he had been a victim of sexual assault between 2015 and 2017 when he was between the ages of 15 and 17.
The victim told police that Santos groomed dancers at a local high school, taking them to out-of-date dance competitions and hiring them to work for his company.
The victims told police the assaults happened at Santos’ house and during trips to Kentucky, Florida, George, Maryland and California.
The victim claims there were 10 to 15 incidents at Santos’ home and another 5-6 incidents on out-of-state trips.
He claimed that the incidents began with unwanted touching and escalated to sexual assault. He also told detectives that Santos would tell him that he would blacklist him to keep him from dancing again if he told anyone.
Santos denied the accusations when confronted by police.
Police in North Las Vegas are asking for help from the public to find possible victims of an accused sexual predator who was arrested this week.
On Aug. 19, officers arrested Jesse Lee Santos, who is accused of Sexual Assault, Lewdness with a Minor, Sexual Conduct between School Employee and Pupil, Child Abuse, and Intentional Transmission of HIV.
Police say Santos is a well-known dancer and owner of JLS Entertainment, Inc., which operates around the valley.
He has worked with several well-known artists including Britney Spears, Mandy Moore, Pink, Madonna, and Jessica Simpson, and has performed on multiple awards shows.
Santos has traveled for dance competitions in numerous states, including Kentucky, Florida, Maryland, Georgia, and California, and authorities believe there may be victims from those states that have not come forward.
Witnesses or victims can call the NLVPD Detective Bureau at 702-633-1773 or email Detective Jorge Correa at email@example.com.