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Nye County substitute teacher arrested after sexual relations with student

Nye County substitute teacher arrested after sexual relations with student

By Matt Mayhood. CREATED Jun 15, 2012

Pahrump, NV (KTNV) -- A Pahrump Valley High School and Rosemary Clark Middle School substitute teacher and administrative aide is under arrest after she admitted to engaging in a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old male student.

Nye County Sheriff’s Office released the information Friday.

The sheriff's office began an investigation on Friday after officers received information about the teacher. McGough admitted to the allegations and informed officers that she had been involved with the 16-year-old student since April.

During the investigation, officers found evidence that McGough sent sexually explicit photos of herself via email. Police say she enticed the male student to return photos back to her.

Police say, in a news release, that there is no evidence that the encounters took place at school. McGough told investigators that the encounters took place in a vehicle in public areas.

According to police, Nevada Revised Statutes allow a minor over 16 years old to engage in consensual sexual conduct with an adult, however, NRS 201.470 strictly prohibits any sexual acts between certain school staff and students who are under the age of 18.

McGough has been booked at the Nye County Detention Center in Pahrump with a bail set at $12,500. She faces charges of Unlawful sexual conduct between school employee and pupil, open and gross lewdness and unlawful use of a minor as a subject of sexual portrayal.