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December 20, 2014

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Man arrested in Las Vegas, accused of pandering child

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Khaleef Wilson

A man arrested Tuesday is facing multiple counts of kidnapping, transporting a child for prostitution and pandering a child.

Khaleef Wilson, 24, was charged with two counts of kidnapping, two counts of pandering a child, two counts of transporting a child for prostitution, one count of receiving the earnings of a prostitute, two counts of coercion with force or threat of force and two counts of child abuse or neglect.

Wilson was arrested Tuesday near the south part of Las Vegas Boulevard, Metro Police spokesman Larry Hadfield said. More information was not available because the case is sex-related and involves a minor, he said.

Wilson is being held at the Clark County Detention Center and is set for a preliminary hearing at 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

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  1. In most events (no information is really given here) charges of this sort seem very dire but (likely) stem from the same facts and circumstances the courts see over and over. The police press release rarely reveals the age of the "child" since usually it's a person over the age of 16 (which is the age of sexual consent). Kidnapping is a gimme charge whenever the "child's" parent doesn't give consent to the activity. There usually is no actually confinement. Transporting for the purposes could very well be the taxi driver or a friend innocently giving a lift from all the facts we know. Coercion and threat of force doesn't mean actual violence or threat of violence, but includes "convincing" or "suggesting" or arguably "not dissuading." Etc. Etc. This person is facing life in prison - and is likely already convicted in most people's minds - because of the nefarious charging scheme and the convenient lack of facts. That said, this guy could be a nasty pimp preying on little kids, but this story gives us no information of that sort. This is not a story as is, but a rehashed press release designed to vilify and propagate Metro's supposedly (and well funded) righteous war on sex trafficking. As is, this story is pure propaganda. Reporter person: ask more please before publishing, Why do both papers eschew reporting practices when it comes to Metro?

  2. Comments by people like 40 Years are inane. They usually have no idea how prostitution really works hence the for all intensive purposes "she had it coming" 40 years expressed. Yeah 40 Years every 16yr old girl dreams of hooking in Vegas. The sad thing is that they get inured to the life and see no good future for themselves.

    Personally Metro Vice doesn't arrest enough of these oxygen thieves.

  3. I'll say this is a vague story, but the idea of innocent until proven guilty still remains.