Ex-Pastor Appears in Court on Child Sex Charges

By Ken Ritter
8 News Now
February 7, 2012

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - A judge in Henderson set a March evidence hearing for a former fugitive Las Vegas-area pastor who was returned in custody from Mexico to face multiple child sex assault charges.

Otis Holland said little during a brief hearing Tuesday at which Henderson Justice of the Peace David Gibson Sr. scheduled a March 21 preliminary hearing.

The 55-year-old former pastor of the United Faith Church was arrested Jan. 25 in Tijuana, Mexico.

He had been sought on warrant charges of conspiracy, child abuse and 11 counts of sexual assault of a victim under 16.

Holland skipped bail last year after his December 2010 arrest on allegations that he abused girls as young as 7 years old, and told them and their mothers that he was counseling them.


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