Snejana Farberov and Harriet Alexander, Daily Mail, March 1, 2022
A Las Vegas judge was blasted for bailing a high-risk registered sex offender who allegedly went on to molesting a 14 year-old boy – with the victim said to have been targeted for being white.
Judge Kalani Hoo set bail for Willie Collins, 42, at just $1,500 last September after Collins was accused of robbery, 8NewsNow reported.
Hoo did so despite being warned that Collins posed a danger to society, and that the convicted predator was a flight risk. Collins was also ordered into house arrest, but appears to have flouted that order to commit his latest alleged crime.
The pervert has prior convictions for child molestation, with one of his victims being a special needs child.
Collins is then said to have struck again on February 24, after abducting a 14 year-old boy who was walking to school.
Collins, who was wearing a GPS ankle monitor, pretended to be armed, then bundled the youngster into an alleyway, where he molested him, it is alleged. The convicted pervert, who is black, is later said to have told cops that he targeted the boy because he was shite.
Collins made his latest court appearance on Friday to face a dozen charges, including sexual assault with a victim under 16, battery with the intent to commit a sexual assault, and kidnapping. He appeared before a different judge, and was finally ordered into custody.
Police said Collins ordered the schoolboy to enter an alley and directed him into a dumpster enclosure, where he sexually assaulted him.
But the 14-year-old fought back and was eventually able to escape and call for help, while Collins fled on foot.
Police who responded to the scene reviewed surveillance video from the area and spotted the suspect with his pants down, revealing the ankle monitor on his leg, reported KTNV.
Investigators subsequently determined that the GPS monitor assigned to Collins following his release on bail last fall had been in the area at the time of the sexual assault.
Detectives then went to Collins’ home, located just a quarter-mile from the crime scene, and arrested him at 12.30pm. No weapons were found in his possession.
Collins is listed on Nevada’s sex offender registry stemming from a 2017 conviction on a charge of open and gross lewdness involving multiple children, one of whom had special needs.
His criminal history includes 15 prior arrests and more than a dozen convictions on misdemeanor counts.
In September 2021, Collins was picked up on a charge of robbery with a deadly weapon.
When he appeared before North Las Vegas Justice Court Judge Kalani Hoo in late September for a pre-trial risk assessment hearing, it was stated that Collins is a high-risk offender and a flight risk.
But Judge Hoo set Collins’ bail at $1,500 and allowed him to be released on house arrest with a GPS ankle monitor.
DailyMail.com on Tuesday reached out to the court seeking comment on the judge’s decision and was awaiting a reply.
In court on Friday, Collins appeared to be in high spirits, greeting the judge presiding over his case with a friendly ‘good morning.’ As the appearance drew to a close, the suspect thanked the judge, the district attorney and his public defender, adding: ‘thank you, everybody here and I love y’all.’