LAS VEGAS — Mormon church officials searched the computer of a child molestation suspect in Las Vegas before police did.
The church said no files on Robert Stevenson’s computer were deleted or altered.
Stevenson, 33, is a substitute teacher awaiting trial in Las Vegas on lewdness and sex assault charges.
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He was arrested July 16 and charged with trying to have sex with an 8-year-old boy during a sleepover at Stevenson’s house.
He is also charged with molesting a 12-year-old family member.
Southern Nevada Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spokesman John Hanks said church leaders searched Stevenson’s computer to see if there were other victims in their congregation.
A Clark County prosecutor said it is unclear whether the criminal case could be affected by someone accessing the computer before police seized it.