LDS officials search suspect’s PC before cops

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.

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