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Las Vegas police looking for suspect in child sex assaults

Las Vegas police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 23-year-old suspect accused of committing multiple sex crimes against juveniles.

The suspect, identified Tuesday by police as Trevon Banks, is wanted in two separate cases on charges of sexual assault against a child under 14; lewdness by a person over 18 with a child younger than 14; production and possession of child pornography; child abuse or neglect; domestic battery; and coercion with force or threat of force.

Banks is described as a 6-foot-tall black man weighing 155 pounds. A previous mug shot of the suspect also was released Tuesday by the Metropolitan Police Department.

Court records show that Banks was arrested in early June in connection with a domestic battery and assault case. He was free on bail, according to the records, when he picked up the recent sex charges. A bench warrant for his arrest in the earlier case was granted on July 8 after he failed to appear in court.

The next morning, according to the records, another warrant for his arrest in the more recent case was granted in Las Vegas Justice Court.

Metro did not disclose further information Tuesday, but the records indicate that the alleged sex crimes occurred between October 2015 and June this year.

Anyone with any information on Banks’ whereabouts may contact Metro’s sexual assault section at 702-828-3421 or, to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter.

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