July 1, 2024 2 min read

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Man Accused of Strangling Sex Worker in Las Vegas Hotel Room

The victim, a 30-year-old sex worker, was allegedly sexually assaulted by a man at a Las Vegas hotel casino resort and passed away in hospital a week later

A man suspected of strangling a sex worker in Las Vegas was booked on multiple charges last week. The incident dates to early June. However, the woman, whose name was not disclosed, died on June 21. As announced by KLAS, the crime happened at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Reportedly, the 30-year-old woman was strangled during a sex assault at the casino resort. After the attack on June 12, the sex worker passed away in hospital.

The woman, who worked as an escort, was seen online via different websites. She reportedly was employed by a well-known escort company in Las Vegas. Details regarding the manner of death of the 30-year-old woman were not released publicly, neither was her identity confirmed by law enforcement.

In light of the incident, one man was booked on multiple charges. Per the new report, a 35-year-old man with the initials J.K., turned himself into the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police.

The man is suspected of being involved in the murder of the sex worker and is currently being held without bail. The 35-year-old appeared on Saturday in front of a judge. He will remain under arrest and his next appearance in court is scheduled for Tuesday.

The Suspect Faces Multiple Charges

Currently, law enforcement suspects that the man strangled the 30-year-old sex worker during a sex assault at the Las Vegas hotel casino. He is reportedly facing charges of sexual assault, open murder, as well as battery by strangulation to commit sexual assault.

It’s important to note that charges are merely accusations before proven in a court of law. It is currently unclear whether or not the 35-year-old man admitted to any of the charges.

Law enforcement did not disclose if the man was the sole suspect in the criminal case.

An open murder charge generally refers to first-degree murder or second-degree murder. First-degree murder is recognized as a category A felony and subject to punishment of life imprisonment or death penalty in cases where aggravating circumstances are present.

A life imprisonment sentence may be with or without the possibility of parole after 20 years. Alternatively, first-degree murder can also be punished with a prison sentence of 50 years with the possibility for parole after 20 years.

On the other hand, second-degree murder is punishable by life imprisonment with the possibility of parole or 25 years in prison.

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