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REPORT: Lawyer arrested on jail sex charge claims he was a "good boy"

REPORT: Lawyer arrested on jail sex charge claims he was a "good boy"

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Aug 8, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A just-released Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department report details what led 58-year-old to local lawyer Curtis Cannon to being arrested for sexual contact with a  female client that was incarcerated at the Clark County Detention Center.

After receiving information about possible misconduct, a covert operation was conducted by the Criminal Intelligence Section of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at the CCDC involving a hidden camera being placed in one of the visiting rooms.

On the day of the operation, Cannon arrived at the CCDC at about 2:15 p.m. and signed up for a contact visit with inmate Crystal Wallis.

Cannon was placed in the waiting room at about 2:28 p.m. Wallis joined him just a minute later. The visit concluded approximately 25 minutes later.

During that time, it appears that Wallis willingly performed oral sex on Cannon. At one point on the recorded video, Cannon can be seen giving Wallis a "high five."

Although the hidden camera recorded the pair's actions, it was not capable of recording audio.

Later that same day, after reviewing the recorded video, two detectives contacted Wallis who was still in custody at CCDC.

During the interview, the report says that Wallis admitted to what happened and told the detectives that "one thing led to another."

However, Wallis also said that the sexual act did not reach its natural conclusion.

Wallis also told detectives that she had kissed Cannon once before during a previous visit.

LVMPD detectives initiated contact with Cannon on Aug. 6 at the Clark County Regional Justice Center.

When first questioned about what happened, Cannon claimed that he had been a "good boy" although some girls had offered him sexual favors. He also went on to deny that he had been "handsy" with any of his clients despite the fact that he and his wife had not had sex for 14 years.

According to the report, Cannon also told detectives that he was unable to get an erection due to medication and said that he had read the signs at the CCDC that advise of no contact with inmates.

At that point detectives told Cannon that they had a video recording of his visit with Wallis. Cannon finally admitted to detectives that he had sexual contact with Wallis.

After making a call to his lawyer, Cannon was placed under arrest by the LVMPD detectives. He was then booked into the CCDC.

Cannon and Wallis were both charged with voluntary sexual conduct between prisoner and another person.

Joyce Lupiani

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