Las Vegas Man Gets 16 Years For Repeated Sex Abuse of Kids

A month after his son admitted lewd acts with a child, a Las Vegas man was sentenced to 16 years in prison for the continuous sexual abuse of young girls.

Clyde Clovis had been facing 45 years to life if convicted of multiple sex counts involving two 13-year-olds and a 14-year-old.

After graphic testimony during a Victorville preliminary hearing, the 50-year-old Clovis pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of continuous sexual abuse and one count of lewd acts with a child and he was sentenced to 16 years in prison.

On Dec. 11, his 29-year-old son Clyde Clovis II pleaded guilty to one count of lewd or lascivious acts with a child and was sentenced to nine years in prison.
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