September 17, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A jury has begun deliberating the fate of a man
accused of sexually assaulting two little girls in separate
incidents in 2003, and videotaping one of them.
The nine men and three women began work at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday.
Chester Arthur Stiles' defense lawyers didn't put witnesses on
the stand and the 38-year-old Stiles chose not to testify before
closing arguments late Monday.
Prosecutors rested their case after 16 witnesses over six days
The key evidence is a videotape showing Stiles in sex acts with
a 2-year-old girl.
e pleaded not guilty to 22 felony child lewdness, sexual
assault and attempted sexual assault charges.
Three charges accuse Stiles of molesting a 6-year-old girl in