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Las Vegas police: 2 arrested, tied to child sex assault case

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Leby Gomez, left, and Jose Henriquez, right. (LVMPD) Leby Gomez, left, and Jose Henriquez, right. (LVMPD)

Las Vegas Metro police announced Friday the arrests of two men in connection to a child sexual assault case.

Police said Leby Gomez was taken into custody on counts of sexual assault against a child under 16 years old, coercion with force, and conspiracy to commit sexual assault. Later in the day, police announced the arrest of Jose Henriquez, 18, on counts of sexual assault against a child under 16, first degree kidnapping of a minor, coercion with force, conspiracy to commit sexual assault, and use or permitting a minor 14 years old and older to produce pornography.

According to Gomez’s arrest report, on Dec. 14, 2016, ?a female student with a learning disability at Del Sol Academy High School reported she had been sexually assaulted.

A teacher said she noticed the girl was “extremely emotional and distracted,” according to the report. The teacher spoke with the girl who said she was upset because there was a video surfacing where she was naked and being touched by several male students.

The teacher reported it to the dean’s office, police said. The girl said she had been raped by more than five male students, several times.

The girl’s mother said she had an ex-partner who had sexually abused her daughters five years prior and was put in prison because of that abuse.

The girl said inappropriate touching happened over the course of several months, causing her fear, according to the report.

She said a man, later identified as Gomez witnessed the assaults and told the boys to “keep going.”

Police later found a 14 minute video of males sexually assaulting the girl. Police said males can be heard telling others what to do during the assaults. 

Police did not disclose details of the arrests, but jail records showed Gomez was booked Sunday while Henriquez was booked Wednesday.

Court dates for both were set for Monday.

Stay with FOX5 and for more information on the case.

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