Jurors took about two hours to convict 48-year-old Melvyn Sprowson on four counts of unlawful use of a minor in the production of pornography, as well as one count each of first-degree kidnapping and child abuse or neglect.
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Defendant Melvyn Sprowson spoke to jurors for a final time Thursday as he delivered an animated closing argument in his kidnapping and child porn trial. Jurors will begin deliberations in the case Friday.
A Silverado High School volleyball coach was arrested in October after authorities accused him of sexual misconduct with a 16-year-old student, the Las Vegas Review-Journal has learned.
Dakota Routh said he had no idea his then 12-year-old daughter filed a written complaint last year against her teacher, Jeffrey Schultz, until Henderson police called him last week.
Melvyn Sprowson took the stand Wednesday in his kidnapping and child porn trial. Acting as his own defense, he said he kept a 16-year-old girl in his apartment for about two months because he was afraid she would kill herself if he took her home.
Melvyn Sprowson, representing himself at trial, faces the possibility of life in prison on four counts of unlawful use of a minor in the production of pornography, and one count each of first-degree kidnapping and child abuse or neglect.
By the time police arrested Henderson teacher Jeffrey Schultz for alleged indecency toward a student on Tuesday he had already been the subject of two disciplinary investigations — including one at a previous school.
A Henderson man on Friday was sentenced to 10 years in prison for coercing and enticing a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity.
A Henderson middle school teacher accused of having inappropriate conversations with students was the subject of two previous disciplinary investigations, according to a police report.
After sexually assaulting an incapacitated passenger, a Las Vegas cabdriver returned to the victim’s house with a bouquet of flowers and started apologizing, according to the man’s arrest report.
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