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01-12-2011, 01:25 PM
Henderson Pastor Accused of Sexual Assault
Submitted by LasVegasNOW on Tuesday, January 11th, 6:58 pm


HENDERSON, Nev. -- A Henderson pastor is behind bars accused of sexually assaulting a young girl.

Otis Holland is accused of molesting the girl several times over a two-year period. He is the pastor at United Faith Church.

In a police report, it reveals the victim came to Holland in 2008 for counseling which is when the first assault allegedly took place. The victim also told officers Holland took her to a secret room where a video camera was hidden in the couch and he assaulted her.

It wasn't until Christmas day of 2009 when the victim told her parents what was happening and they went to police. After an investigation, Holland was arrested for three counts of sex assault with a minor under the age of 16.


06-26-2011, 01:09 PM
Police: Pastor wanted in sexual assault of minors
Posted: Jun 23, 2011 11:33 PM
Updated: Jun 23, 2011 11:33 PM

Otis Holland

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - Henderson police are looking for a Las Vegas pastor wanted in connection with the sexual assault of underage girls.

Otis Holland, 54, is wanted on 11 counts of sexual assault of a victim under age 16, a count of child abuse and a count of conspiracy to commit a crime, police said.

Police issued the warrant last week, but said Holland may have fled to California.

In December, Holland was arrested on three counts of sexual assault of a victim under age 16. During the investigation, police said they discovered allegations that Holland may have had inappropriate conduct with other minors.

Holland was then arrested in January on a felony count of lewdness with a minor under age 14, police said.

The most recent arrest warrant comes from an investigation in which two other girls came forward earlier this month, police said.

Holland is a pastor at United Faith Church, which held services in the lobby of a tax service business on Hacienda Avenue in Las Vegas.

Police said the sexual assaults happened at different locations in Las Vegas and Henderson. Holland was last known to be staying at a home on Sail Rock Place in North Las Vegas.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at 702-267-4750. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit its web site. Tips leading to an arrest or an indictment called into Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.


01-26-2012, 02:33 PM

Otis Holland

SAN DIEGO -- A Las Vegas-area pastor wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting young girls is in custody in San Diego.

10News cameras captured exclusive video of 55-year-old Otis Holland being taken into custody by U.S. Marshals at the San Ysidro border.

Federal authorities received a tip that he had been living at a church in downtown Tijuana. They are not sure how long he had been hiding out in Mexico, but they are looking into the possibility there could be more victims.

"Mexican State Police will follow up with the church down there to make sure there are no victims since he was again feeling comfortable and staying at a church," said Deputy U.S. Marshal Omar Castillo.

The pastor has been the focus of an international manhunt since June 2010. He was the minister of a church that held services in a tax preparation building in Henderson, Nev.

Holland is accused of molesting at least three girls in his congregation.

The allegation is he manipulated these young girls into getting in a limousine with him and that's where they were getting sexually assaulted," according to Castillo.

According to police in Henderson, Holland targeted troubled teens at the congregation and then offered to counsel them. Investigators said he sound-proofed a room in his home and videotaped his victims.

Members of his congregation helped put up the $10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

As he was being led away in handcuffs just before midnight Wednesday, he ignored questions from 10News reporter Itica Milanes, but when asked if he used the church as a means to molest young girls, he replied "no." Holland also said his attorney advised him not to talk.

Investigators said they focused much of their search for the accused predator in Southern California because they said Holland has family here.

10News spoke to the uncle of one of the alleged victims over the phone Thursday morning. He declined giving his name to help protect the identity of his 13-year-old niece.

"I think he's the biggest creep on the planet. I hope that every single day of his life when he's sitting in that jail rotting for the 350 some odd years worth of counts, that he gets given to him what he did to those poor little children every day," said the uncle.

According to the relative, Holland used religion to manipulate his victims.

"For these young children, he was their passage to God. He used the church to take advantage of these young children and make them think they would go to hell if they didn't partake in his activities," the uncle said.

He also told 10News Holland abused some of his victims at his luxury home in a so called "torture room."

"It was a sound proof room which had all sorts of things that you would use to terrorize these young girls. There were video cameras in there, all sorts of horrible things," according to the relative.

Holland is scheduled to appear in San Diego Superior Court at 8:30 a.m. Friday for an extradition hearing. He is currently in federal custody.

03-26-2013, 08:11 AM

Henderson Ex-Pastor's Arraignment Delayed
Posted: Mar 25, 2013 9:26 AM PDT Updated: Mar 25, 2013 12:31 PM PDT


LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A 56-year-old former storefront church pastor was in a Las Vegas courtroom Monday morning on charges he sexually assaulted young girls under the guise of counseling in his Las Vegas-area congregation.

Ex-United Faith Church leader Otis Holland was supposed to be arraigned but the judge delayed it until April 8. Holland faces lewdness with a child under 14 and eight felony child sex charges that could mean prison for the rest of his life if he is convicted.

A special prosecutor, attorney Robert Langford, is handling the case because Holland was represented by District Attorney Steve Wolfson before Wolfson became DA.

Holland is accused of fleeing the U.S. after Henderson police arrested him in December 2010 and January 2011 on allegations that he abused girls as young as 7.

He was arrested in January 2012 in Tijuana, Mexico.

09-09-2016, 07:12 AM

Former Las Vegas-area pastor gets 60 years in prison in child sex case
4:12 PM, Sep 7, 2016
6:43 PM, Sep 7, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A former Las Vegas-area church pastor has been sentenced to at least 60 years in state prison for sexually assaulting three young girls in his congregation before fleeing to Mexico.

A judge sentenced Otis Holland on Wednesday to 15 life terms. He will serve at least 60 years before becoming eligible for parole.

Holland was known to his United Faith Church congregation as "Reverend Otis" and became a fugitive after he fled to Mexico following his initial arrest in December 2010.

Holland was convicted in January of child sexual assault and lewdness, conspiracy to destroy evidence and bribing a witness.