Former bailiff enters guilty plea

Johnnie Jordan, the bailiff for former District Court Judge Elizabeth Halverson, has pleaded guilty to one count of lewdness with a minor, a District Court clerk confirmed Tuesday.

His sentencing is scheduled for June 2, according to a clerk for Judge Douglas Smith.

Jordan was arrested by North Las Vegas police in February after being accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. The police arrest report stated that Jordan, 40, arrived at the victim’s home with his mother and his ex-fiancee on Feb. 13. While the two women talked to the victim’s mother outside the home, Jordan went inside for about 10 minutes.

During that time, the victim told police that Jordan went into her room and sexually assaulted her. Two other people were in the home at the time but did not hear anything.

When the responding officer saw the victim, the officer noted in the report that her underwear appeared bloody. She was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. The report does not mention what Jordan told police upon his arrest.

Jordan was the former bailiff whose tearful testimony helped oust Halverson in 2008. He accused her of treating him like a personal slave in the courtroom. He said she made him pick lint off of her judicial robes with tape and get on his knees and slip on her shoes.

In 2008, Jordan said that he had a heart attack and no longer worked for the county as a bailiff.

He is being held at the Clark County Detention Center on $170,000 bail.

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