Clark County District Court Judge Jennifer Togliatti declined a defense request to dismiss the 60-year-old Henderson man after questioning him about whether he violated strict instructions not to discuss the trial with anyone.

The question stemmed from an Internet Web site comment apparently posted by a female writer in Florida foreshadowing the viewing by jurors of a graphic homemade 15-minute VHS tape that authorities say shows Chester Arthur Stiles sexually assaulting a 2-year-old girl in 2003.