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Las Vegas Ex-Pastor, Teacher Pleads Guilty in Child Sex Case

FILE: Reynaldo Crespin appears in court, handcuffed to a wheelchair, after he was extradited to Las Vegas. Crespin has reached a guilty plea agreement, according to court records. (KSNV)

A church pastor and former elementary school teacher from Las Vegas has pleaded guilty to a child sex crime in a plea agreement that avoids trial and is expected to get him two to 20 years in state prison when he is sentenced Aug. 15.

Reynaldo Cruz Crespin, 59, pleaded guilty Monday in Clark County District Court to attempted lewdness with a child under 14, court records show. Several other charges were dismissed.

Crespin also may be sentenced to lifetime supervision as a sex offender, under terms of his plea deal.

Crespin was arrested in February in Albuquerque, New Mexico more than a week after he was named in a warrant in Las Vegas on multiple charges including sexual assault involving children under ages 16 and 14. Prosecutors alleged he sexually assaulted his daughter for more than six years.



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