Teacher Arrested for Kidnapping and Child Abuse

LAS VEGAS -- The I-Team has learned a Las Vegas kindergarten teacher is behind bars.

Clark County School District Police arrested Melvyn Sprowson Friday. Sources close to the investigation tell the I-Team a missing teen girl was found in Sprowson's apartment.

Sprowson works at Wengert Elementary School near Sahara Avenue and Nellis Boulevard.

Sources add the kidnapped girl is between 16 and 18-years-old. Jail records show Sprowson faces charges of first degree kidnapping, child abuse and lying to police.

Teacher union records show this is Sprowson's first year of teaching in Las Vegas. Clark County School District representatives referred questions to school police.

Clark County School District Police could not be reached for comment.


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