LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas court hearing was delayed for a 55-year-old former pastor accused of sexually assaulting young girls in his congregation, pending a judge’s decision whether the Clark County district attorney’s office can prosecute the case.

As a defense lawyer, Steve Wolfson represented Otis Holland. That was before Wolfson was sworn in as district attorney in February.

Holland made a brief videoconference appearance Monday before a Las Vegas judge who postponed arraignment pending a Henderson judge’s decision on the procedural question. That’s expected in July.

The former United Faith Church pastor faces multiple felony charges of sex assault with a minor that could put him in prison for the rest of his life.

He remains jailed in Las Vegas following his arrest in January in Tijuana, Mexico.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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