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Ex-Las Vegas school teacher accused of sexually assaulting student said ‘God made him that method’: police

Teacher sexually assaulted sufferer over a number of months, paperwork say

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A former Las Vegas non-public school teacher accused of sexually assaulting a student a number of occasions allegedly instructed her that he was doing it as a result of he cherished her and since “God made him that way.”

David Pendley is dealing with a complete of 12 counts of sexual conduct between a school worker and pupil, paperwork confirmed.

In December 2021, the sufferer reported to police that she had been sexually assaulted by a teacher at Faith Lutheran, a non-public Christian school, whereas she was a senior.

The sufferer said that she was a student when Pendley approached her and invited her to attend a mission journey with him and his college students to Mexico, in line with paperwork.

The sufferer was assigned to Pendley’s group on the journey. While the group was in Mexico, Pendley requested the sufferer to go on a stroll with him, requested a number of personal questions, after which requested a passing student to take an image of him with the sufferer, paperwork said.

While the group was on their method again to Las Vegas, the sufferer said Pendley sat down subsequent to her and leaned into her so he might “see the TV better” from the seat. When the group arrived again to Las Vegas, the sufferer hugged two different academics when Pendley approached her, hugged her, and whispered “I love you” into her ear, paperwork said.

The sufferer instructed police she tried pulling away a pair of occasions earlier than he lastly let her go, in line with paperwork.

That weekend, the sufferer said Pendley texted her for the primary time asking for an image of her face. Once she despatched one after he persistently requested her, he commented on her seems to be and “began commenting about the fact that he always noticed how big her breasts were… adding that he wanted to grab them,” paperwork said.

Faith Lutheran Middle and High School

In March 2018, Pendley allegedly requested the sufferer to canine sit whereas he and his spouse have been away on a cruise and invited the sufferer to his dwelling to fulfill his spouse and canine.

When the sufferer arrived on the dwelling, she realized it was simply the 2 of them. While on the dwelling, Pendley sexually assaulted the sufferer, paperwork said.

While the sufferer was dog-sitting, Pendley requested her to remain within the dwelling so that she might additionally house-sit. The sufferer said he would examine on her usually and messaged her at some point to get a pair of his boxers from his bed room, take an image in them, put on them to sleep, and spray his cologne on her, paperwork said.

Pendley allegedly continued to sexually assault the sufferer over the following six months at a number of places, together with on the school.

The sufferer instructed police that each time she instructed Pendley she didn’t like what she was doing “he would get mad” and inform her that he cherished her, paperwork said.

The sufferer instructed police that at one level, Pendley began crying and was “visibly upset” when she said she was going to her promenade as a result of he “did not want her to dance with any other boys,” paperwork said.

At one level, Pendley allegedly instructed the sufferer that “the reason he was often sexual with her because his heart is connected to his penis, and when he loves someone, his penis gets erect,” including that “God made him that way.”

When the sufferer instructed Pendley she was uncomfortable in regards to the scenario as a result of he was married and the school would discover out, Pendley allegedly instructed her that he was planning on divorcing his spouse and that no one would imagine her if she instructed anybody “because everyone likes him, and he knew how to ‘bulls—‘ his way to make people believe him,” in line with paperwork.

Pendley ultimately instructed the sufferer that they needed to cease speaking as a result of school administration was questioning him a few {photograph} displaying him giving a student a piggyback trip, paperwork said.

Pendley was employed by the school in 2015 and was terminated in 2020 for consuming alcohol on school premises, in line with paperwork.

A Faith Lutheran spokesperson instructed 8 News Now Investigators on Monday that Pendley “had left due to unrelated circumstances” to the sexual assault allegations.

Pendley’s LinkedIn said that he’s nonetheless at the moment working at Faith Lutheran as a center school theology teacher.

Pendley initially instructed police he would are available in for an interview once they contacted him in April however didn’t present up for the scheduled interview the following day. An lawyer then known as detectives saying that Pendley was not going to provide an announcement.

Police booked Pendley into the Clark County Detention Center on a warrant Monday, Oct. 17. He was launched with out bond and was due in courtroom subsequent month.

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