CCSD officers honored for work in recent kidnapping case

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CCSD officers honored for work in recent kidnapping case

By Stacey Gualandi. CREATED Feb 11, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Five Clark County School District officers were honored on Tuesday at a special ceremony for their work in solving a missing person's case in Henderson last summer.

The case involves Melvyn Sprowson, the man currently awaiting trial on several charges including kidnapping and child abuse.

This was a Henderson missing person's case but they all worked together to locate and return the 16-year-old girl home safely.

The officers were awarded for their dedication and initiative.

The young girl's mother was also there to help give an award to one officer who first made contact with her daughter, and then located her.

This led to the arrest of Sprowson, a kindergarten teacher at Wengert Elementary School.

Officer Gary Abbott said he knew something wasn't right the first time he spoke with Sprowson, "Personally I was hoping he'd plea, so they wouldn't have to go back into the courtroom again and drudge this whole thing up. Especially for the victim in this case."

The victim's mother said her daughter is not in Las Vegas, and she is doing okay and getting the help that she needs.

Sprowson is expected to go to trial next month.