A Las Vegas man was charged with kidnapping and sexual assault after a woman said she was assaulted on a knife date in a desert lot in north Las Vegas.
Lee Banks, 48, was arrested by police in North Las Vegas on February 13. An arrest report for Banks said that a woman told police that she met briefly with a man that day to smoke marijuana and then go to a casino, but the man instead took her to a desert lot and pulled a knife out. The woman said the man told her he was now her pimp. She said she was then sexually assaulted on the knife date. She said she bit the man in the face to fight him off.
Police said they then found Banks at a nearby casino. They found a bite on his face and a knife that matched the description of the woman, the police said.
Banks denied any wrongdoing.
“I asked Lee to say exactly who he came into contact with from 2:30 pm today until he came into contact with me and he said no one,” police said. “I asked Lee if he knew (the prosecutor) and he said he didn’t know. I asked Lee how he got this redness on the left side of his neck and he said he got it from shaving. “
Banks faces charges of kidnapping, sexual assault, and assault with a lethal weapon. A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for March 17th in the North Las Vegas Justice Court.
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