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Former NHL player takes plea deal in Vegas child sex case

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According to the Clark County DA's office, retired professional ice hockey player and Las Vegas resident Michael McBain has taken a plea deal in connection with a sexual assault case.

Michael McBain Thursday pled guilty to one count of attempted sexual assault with a minor under 14 years of age and two counts of lewdness with a child under 14.

McBain's arrest report indicates the abuse occurred for four years, between 2008 and 2012. McBain turned himself in to police following a suicide attempt by pill overdose in Oregon in June. He confessed to the allegations and was arrested, the report states.

McBain is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 30, 2013. He faces two to 40 years in prison.

McBain, from Kimberly, British Colombia, appeared in 64 games with the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning and served as the captain of the Las Vegas Wranglers from 2005 to 2007, according to his online bio.

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