LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Metro police have arrested Joshua Aja on 22 charges, including several counts of lewdness with a child and sexual assault against a child.
A child under the age of 10 reported in October that a person had forced her to perform oral sex on him. The child then asked Aja for help, but instead, Aja allegedly made her perform oral sex on him from 2020 until 2023.
Police said that after a few months, Aja started to bring two more children into the room and forced the child to perform oral sex on both boys. Aja allegedly threatened the child that he would post pictures and videos of her on Facebook that he had taken while the assaults occurred.
During an interview with an official, the child reportedly disclosed multiple incidents of sexual abuse. According to police, Aja allegedly forced other children to partake in the sexual assaults while he watched.
Aja denied the allegations and claimed that he loved the children more than anything in the world and would never harm them. However, he admitted to having one incident where he had the child touch his private parts with her hand.
Judge Amy Ferreira denied bail during Aja’s initial appearance on Nov. 5, and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for Dec. 11.
If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or report a crime anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visiting crimestoppersofnv.com.
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