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Bible study teacher faces 9 more sex charges

A Bible study leader arrested earlier this year on charges he had sex with children in his classes faces nine new felony charges, records show.

David James, 29, on Tuesday was charged with nine counts of lewdness with a child under 14 years old.

The new case came after the ongoing investigation revealed a new victim, authorities said.

It is the third separate case James is charged in.

He was arrested last month on 10 counts of sexual assault with a minor under 14, two counts of sexual assault with a minor under 16 and 10 counts of lewdness with a minor under 14.

Shortly after his arrest in January, Henderson police investigated allegations of similar crimes.

James was rebooked on 10 additional counts of lewdness with a minor under 14 and four counts of sexual assault.

Las Vegas police said James used volunteer Bible study classes at “several different religious centers” to gain access to victims.

James remained in custody at the Clark County Detention Center.

Contact reporter Francis McCabe at fmccabe@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-1039.

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