Las Vegas pastor reaches plea deal, documents show

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Las Vegas pastor agreed to a misdemeanor charge as part of a plea deal with Clark County prosecutors Monday in a case involving at least one child, according to court documents.

Bobby Cornealius Smith, 46, agreed to an Alford plea, which is when a defendant does not admit guilt but does acknowledge there likely is enough evidence to cause a jury to reach a conviction, documents show.

As a result of the plea, he will be sentenced on one count of misdemeanor conspiracy to commit a crime, and one count of misdemeanor gross lewdness. As part of the plea deal, Smith must complete probation and agree to give up all electronic devices and equipment seized in the case. Upon completion of his probation, the count of misdemeanor gross lewdness will be dismissed.

Smith initially faced charges related to the sexual assault of three women, including one family member and two women whom he referred to as “God daughters,” and was indicted by a grand jury on eleven felony charges, including nine counts of sexual assault, one count of attempted sexual assault, and one count of child abuse, neglect, or endangerment.

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