LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawyer for a Las Vegas man accused of detaining a boy in a retail store restroom says his client is mentally disabled.
Las Vegas police arrested 21-year-old Nicholas Donovan Thursday and booked him into the county jail on one count of suspicion of lewdness with a child under 14.
Police say the boy went inside the restroom while his family was shopping at a Target in November on Black Friday.
Police say the boy told a parent the man wouldn’t let him leave the restroom. The family returned to the store to report the encounter, but the man was gone.
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Las Vegas attorney Gary Guymon told The Associated Press on Friday that Donovan has been in treatment since a young age and “will continue to be treated all his life for his mental disabilities.”
He declined further comment.