LAS VEGAS — If prosecutors are successful, fired Las Vegas Kindergarten teacher Melvyn Sprowson will be spending a very long time behind bars.
Four felony counts of using or permitting a minor that is 14 years of age of older to produce porn have been added to the growing roster of charges he stands accused of.
Sprowson was in his first year teaching Kindergarten at Wengert Elementary School in Las Vegas when he was arrested Nov. 1 in connection with the disappearance of a 16-year-old girl who was found living in his home.
Her mother reported her missing and the subsequent police investigation led them to Sprowson.
He admitted to communicating with the unidentified girl but said he did not know where she was.
He was charged with first degree kidnapping, child abuse or neglect, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and providing a false Statement to obstruct a public Officer
Police admitted that the girl had been at this home voluntarily after she posted an ad on cragislist seeking a roommate.
The arrest was somewhat surprising since the age of consent in Nevada in 16-years-old, and she was not a student of Sprowson’s or involved with him with in any type of school activity.
After his arrest, it was discovered that when Sprowson was a teacher in California, he faced allegations of inappropriately touching students.
The Los Angeles Unified School District did not disclose this information to the CCSD during the hiring process nor they did they disclose that they had reached a settlement with the family of at least one of the students.
Sprowson is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Dec. 30.