- Associated Press - Monday, March 28, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on court proceedings in Las Vegas for a Nevada man accused of abducting teenage girls and keeping them as sex slaves (all times local):

10:40 a.m.

A 27-year-old North Las Vegas man pleaded not guilty to 83 felony charges in a case alleging that he abducted and kept teenage girls as sex slaves.

The plea on Monday put Jimmy Carter Kim back on track toward trial on kidnapping, child sexual assault, lewdness and using a minor in pornography charges that could get him life in prison.

Kim balked last week at an agreed-upon plea deal that would have gotten him 35 years to life in prison.

A firm trial date wasn’t set. Kim remains jailed in Las Vegas. His lawyer, Jeff Maningo, declined outside court to comment.

The case came to light after a 14-year-old Arizona girl said Kim kept her captive for a month, raped her repeatedly and left her with a bucket for a toilet when he was gone.

Prosecutors say they’ve identified at least three other victims.

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8:40 a.m.

A 27-year-old North Las Vegas man is due back in court after rejecting a plea deal in a case alleging that he abducted teenage girls and kept them as sex slaves.

Prosecutors planned to re-file 83 felony charges against Jimmy Carter Kim, including kidnapping, child sexual assault, lewdness and using a minor in producing pornography.

Convictions on the most serious charges of kidnapping and sexual assault of a minor could get Kim life in prison.

He decided last week not to plead guilty to four sexual assault charges in return for a possible sentence of 35 years to life in prison.

A 14-year-old Arizona girl appeared at a Las Vegas-area convenience store last December and said Kim abducted her and kept her captive as his sex slave for a month.


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