Ex-UNLV football player pleads guilty in sex trafficking case

Updated February 7, 2018 - 1:53 pm

A former UNLV football player has pleaded guilty in a sex trafficking case, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced Wednesday.

Richard James Mapp, 36, of Las Vegas pleaded guilty to one count of child abuse, neglect or endangerment, according to a statement from the attorney general’s office. He was accused of encouraging a minor to engage in prostitution between September and November.

Mapp played football as a receiver for UNLV in the early 2000s.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 14.

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