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Former Vegas casino security guard acquitted in rape case

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Posted at 2:44 PM, Aug 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-13 17:44:00-04

A jury has acquitted a former Las Vegas Strip security guard after trial in a rape case.

Court records show that 41-year-old Robert Ray Laws was found not guilty Friday of kidnapping, sexual assault and burglary in a case that came to light in September 2017.

Laws' attorney, Dustin Marcello, tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal he appreciates that the jury took a thoughtful look at the evidence and facts in the case.

Laws denied detaining and forcing a woman into sex acts in a hotel stairwell at the New York-New York resort, where he worked.


Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com