I-Team: Man accused in brutal attack against elderly woman had extensive criminal past

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A man who is facing multiple charges including attempted murder and sexual assault of an 80-year-old woman has an extensive criminal history.

The 8 News NOW I-Team dug into 54-year-old Herbert Rogers’ past, and it turns out he has had many chances with the criminal justice system.

Rogers is a registered sex offender, and he has failed to comply with sex offender registry laws. According to court records, he has numerous convictions, but he was not behind bars.

The I-Team obtained numerous court documents which state the following:

Rogers was convicted in 2001 for attempted lewdness with a minor.  His victim was under the age of 14.  That conviction put him under lifetime supervision.

Other convictions, including burglary and grand larceny, date back to the 1980s in New York.  And in the 90s he was convicted in Nevada for attempted aggravated stalking, battery, burglary, and more.

As of 2016, Rogers failed to appear in court seven times.

His criminal case that year was for violating his lifetime supervision as a convicted sex offender.

Parole and probation received an alert advising he was uncooperative and exposing himself.

An officer found Rogers with alcohol, pornographic videos on his cell phone, and text messages stating he was getting high and trying to sell pills for money.

A drug test showed he had meth and drugs in his system.  However, that case was dismissed by Clark County District Court Judge Elissa Cadish.

The judge pointed to how the law is written, and how the charges and the alleged crime didn’t quite match, so two felonies against Rogers were dropped.  Judge Cadish is a candidate for the Nevada supreme court after finishing in the top two in the primary.
    

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