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Convicted Felon Facing New Child Sex Trafficking Charges

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 24-year-old Las Vegas man convicted last year of pandering is facing multiple new child sex trafficking charges after for allegedly using social media to lure teenage girls into prostitution.


KLAS-TV reports that a judge on Friday set bail at $300,000 and scheduled an Aug. 30 preliminary hearing for William Hoard following his arrest Wednesday on felony charges also including child abuse and kidnapping.

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Hoard could face life in prison if he's convicted.


Hoard also faces three-to-eight years in prison for his conviction last year on felony pandering charges in a prostitution and sex trafficking case.

His lawyer in that case, Terry Jackson, says he's not representing Hoard in the new case.

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Las Vegas police say one of Hoard's alleged victims is 15, and investigators think there may be others.