The Nevada Department of Corrections reports that Charles Richard Rogers, a former Henderson and Boulder City teacher convicted in 2010 of producing child pornography and sexually assaulting boys, died at the High Desert State Prison at 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 20.
The 55-year-old Rogers was serving a sentence of 480 (40 years) months to life with the possibility of parole for sexual assault of a minor under 14, two counts of lewdness with a minor under the age of 14, and use of a minor in producing pornography.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported further details regarding Roger’s 2010 case.
According to an indictment, Rogers sexually assaulted several boys from 1999 to 2009, including some as young as 6 and 7. Rogers also took pornographic videos and pictures of the victims.
The Henderson Police Department began investigating Rogers on March 25, 2010, when someone anonymously left police a zip drive containing hundreds of images of Rogers assaulting his victims. When police arrested Rogers the next day, they found thousands of photos and videos depicting children in his home.
Rogers taught at Garrett Middle School in Boulder City before his arrest. He previously taught at McCaw Elementary School in Henderson from 1992 to 2002, and at Henderson’s Taylor Elementary School from 2002 to 2006. He also worked with the Boulder City Police Department as an unpaid, part-time reserve officer during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
During Rogers’ trial in 2010, authorities said Rogers held sleepovers at his home, during which he would drug children and give them alcohol.
When District Judge Michael Villani sentenced Rogers on June 8, 2010, he rejected his plea for leniency.