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25-year-old man arrested for molesting girlfriend's young daughter

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25-year-old man arrested for molesting girlfriend's young daughter

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Mar 19, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas man has been arrested and charged for allegedly molesting a little girl.

According to newly-released paperwork, 25-year-old Phillip Thomas Henley Jr. has been charged with 4 counts of sexual assault of a minor under the age of 14 and 2 counts of lewdness with a child under the age of 14.

The child was the daughter of his girlfriend and the mother, who is pregnant with Henley's child, may have had knowledge of what was happening.

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According to the police report, the investigation began after the little girl's grandfather contacted Child Protective Services.

The little girl, her mom and Henley had moved in with the grandfather. The grandfather told police that he noticed the little girl never wanted to be left alone with Henley. He also told police that his granddaughter told him a couple of weeks ago that her mom's boyfriend "put his thing inside her front and back" and "made her touch him."

The grandfather indicated that he believed it happened many times before and after the trio moved in with him. After finding out what had allegedly happened, the grandfather had a talk with his daughter and she told Henley to leave. However, the grandfather thought even though his daughter was "angry at the world," she might still be seeing Henley because she believed herself to be in love with him.

During an interview with the child in late February, she eventually revealed more details about what happened between herself and the man she called her "fake dad."

She told detectives that Henley would sometimes pee on her face and that he put his "pee potty part" in both her "pee potty part" and "poop potty part" on more than once occasion.

The little girl told the investigator that Henley had shown her videos on the computer of a girl and a boy touching. In addition, she told police that she told her mother that Henley let her touch him and her mother smacked her in the cheek.

The girl's mother told police that she kicked Henley out in January after finding out what happened but did not provide the police with many details on exactly what she knew or when she knew.

Police also discovered during the investigation that Henley was also being investigating for abusing the 5-year-old daughter of a previous girlfriend. It is believed that the child involved in this investigation is also about 5 years old although police did not provide that information.

Henley was previously in trouble for assault and battery about 4 to 5 months ago after he found his ex-girlfriend in bed with another man. That incident was investigated by Las Vegas police. Henley may also have a daughter in California.

Henley was eventually located and arrested on March 14. He is currently in custody at the Clark County Detention Center. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 16. No bail has been set.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.