Marvie Hill, 37, agreed through his attorney to surrender before a justice of the peace on a warrant accusing him of 19 lewdness and one child abuse charge, North Las Vegas police Sgt. Tim Bedwell said Thursday.
Hill was expected to be booked and released on $40,000 bond, Bedwell said. He posted the money Thursday.
Hill’s lawyer, Brett Whipple, did not immediately respond to messages.
Police said a 19-year-old man told detectives last week that he had been abused several times in 2008 when he was 15 and in Hill’s custody.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that North Las Vegas police arrested Hill on similar allegations July 21 in a case involving another victim, but a judge ordered Hill released because police failed to submit probable cause documents on time.
Bedwell said Thursday that other possible victims have come forward following media reports about the case.
Hill ran a halfway home for people convicted of sex crimes. The Review-Journal reported that he won recognition in 2005 as an outstanding foster parent by the nonprofit CASA Foundation, which advocates for children’s rights in courts.
Last year, the Clark County Department of Family Services revoked Hill’s foster parenting license and the children from the home.
Court records show that Hill filed a lawsuit against the department for restricting his license with the intent to revoke it.
Hill was president of United Family Transitional Homes, a nonprofit that opened a group halfway home for sex offenders in 2005.
Licensed foster parents in Clark County are subject to federal and local criminal background checks, a home evaluation and at least 30 hours of training.
The Department of Family Services released a statement Wednesday calling the allegations against Hill “all the more horrendous” because children in foster care are so vulnerable.
“The actions of one man do not characterize the many citizens who have stepped forward to fill a vital role in our community,” the statement said.