Police: Suspect wanted for sex crimes against children

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police are looking for a man they say is wanted for multiple sex crimes against children. Metro Police are hoping the public can help locate him.

Trevon Banks, 23, has several active warrants on the charges of sexual assault of a child under 14, lewdness with a child under 14, production and possession of child pornography, child abuse/neglect, domestic battery and coercion with force or threat of force.

“It’s been super hard and yeah we’re angry and upset and how, we don’t even know how a person could do this, and I just hope he’s found,” said Kymberly Caroleo, Banks’ stepdaughter.

Caroleo says Banks was arrested in June after she witnessed a horrific scene at her mother’s house.

“I went over there and he had a knife up to my mom’s throat,” she said.

Police originally charged Banks with coercion and assault with a deadly weapon. After an investigation, he was also charged with sexual and physical abuse of family members.

“It broke my heart,” Caroleo said. “No kid should go through that. It’s traumatizing. It’s horribleness. He was threatening their lives, telling them he will kill them if they tell anyone.”

Court records show Banks bonded out a week after his arrest, but he didn’t appear for his July court hearing. A few days later, police told the court that Banks removed his required ankle monitor. He has been on the run ever since.

It’s been a traumatic time for Caroleo’s family.

“He is a very bad man,” Caroleo said. “I am thankful that it is out there so people can see the true monster that he is.”

Banks is described as being 6-foot-tall and weighing around 155 pounds. Police are asking anyone who may know of his whereabouts to contact LVMPD’s Sexual Assault unit at (702) 828-3421. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or go to www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

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