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Man Held After Drowning Death Of 1-Year Old Las Vegas Girl

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a 31-year-old Las Vegas man has been arrested in the drowning death of a 1-year-old girl who was turned over to paramedics in a Las Vegas shopping center parking lot.

Records show Lenny Haskins was arrested Tuesday and held at the Clark County jail pending court appearances on a felony child abuse charge and fugitive warrants.

Las Vegas police announced the arrest late Friday.

Police say the child was pronounced dead Sept. 5 at Summerlin Hospital.

Investigators later learned the girl became unconscious in a backyard swimming pool at a house several miles west of the Las Vegas Strip, and adults had started to drive her to the hospital.

Police say Haskins was sought on assault charges in California, prostitution charges in Virginia and theft charges in Texas.

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