A North Las Vegas man accused of kidnapping teenage girls and holding them as sex slaves has backed out of a deal with prosecutors, his lawyer said Wednesday.
The trial of Jason Lofthouse, a former Rancho High School teacher accused of having sex with a student, will rest largely on whether jurors believe he kidnapped the 17-year-old girl when they visited area hotels twice during school hours.
Jan Rouven’s defense lawyer filed court papers late Monday seeking to overturn an order keeping the former Tropicana illusionist in federal custody while he fights a felony child porn charge.
A 49-year-old woman who prosecutors say participated in videotaped sex acts with children was sentenced to 10 years to life in prison Thursday.
In a highly unusual move, at the request of prosecutors, a judge on Thursday tossed out the guilty plea of a man who a month ago admitted to the rape and murder of a 15-year-old Arbor View High School freshman.