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Former UNLV football player charged in human trafficking case

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Richard James Mapp (Source: LVMPD) Richard James Mapp (Source: LVMPD)

A former University of Nevada, Las Vegas football player has been charged in connection with a human sex trafficking case, according to the Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt. 

Richard James Mapp, 36, was charged with the kidnapping of a minor, sex trafficking of a child under the age of 18 years of age, living from the earnings of a prostitute, and abuse, neglect or endangerment of a child. 

Laxalt said the reported crimes were committed between September and November 2017. A criminal complaint alleged that Mapp kidnapped a minor in Nevada and transported her to California to engage her in prostitution. 

Mapp played football as a receiver for UNLV in the early 2000s. 

He is being held at the Clark County Detention Center without bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled to take place on Feb. 5. 

To report cases of human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline at 1-888-373-7888. The center takes calls from anywhere in the country 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Anyone can also call the U.S. Department of Justice Hotline at 1-888-428-7581 or call local authorities. 

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