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Detective enters not guilty plea in attempted sex assault case

 LAS VEGAS -- A Metro Police detective facing charges, including attempted sexual assault, entered a not guilty plea in Las Vegas Justice Court Tuesday morning.

Michael Kitchen, 35, is facing multiple felony charges including, robbery, battery, and attempted sexual assault. No bail was set for Kitchen during the hearing.

According to police, Kitchen contacted the victim for sex and at some point to two got into an argument over the price. The alleged victim told police, Kitchen assaulted her while trying to retrieve his money. Police said, the victim, who admitted she was a prostitute, appeared beaten.

According to the arrest report, Kitchen told police he used an online escort service to get massages and that was why he was at the woman's apartment. 

When police traced the phone number given to the alleged victim, it showed it belonged to a police officer. Witnesses also gave police a license plate number which belonged to plates issued to Kitchen by the police department.

Kitchen, a detective with Metro's Gangs and Narcotics Bureau, is on unpaid administrative leave and is being held at the Clark County Detention Center.

His next court appearance is February 10.


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