Metro Jailer Arrested on Charges of Child Abuse

15-year Metro Veteran

Booked Thursday on Felony Charges

Suspended Without Pay

The Las Vegas Review Journal is reporting that Laurence C. Watterson, a jailer at the Clark County Detention Center has been charged in Henderson  with felony child abuse or neglect. Watterson, who was hired by the Metropolitan Police Department in 1998, was given a walk-through booking at the Henderson jail.

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Metro officials stated the case was being investigated by Henderson police who have not commented in the investigation.

Watterson received $141,980.05 in total pay and benefits from taxpayers in 2011.