CLOVIS, Calif. (AP)
A Central California teacher has been sentenced to 38 years to life in federal prison after admitting that he molested a second-grade student in his classroom.
Forty-six-year-old Neng Yang pleaded guilty in March in U.S. District Court to two counts of sexual exploitation of a child.
The Fresno Bee reports Yang still faces 45 felony counts of child molestation in Fresno County Superior Court, where he could get a life sentence.
Yang was a teacher in Clovis, a community near Fresno, where police say he locked the classroom door, blindfolded the girl and molested her. Investigators say they found videos on Yang’s cellphone taken of the abuse in December 2011 and January 2012.
Last year, the Clovis Unified School District paid the girl’s family $2 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from the abuse.
(Information in the story is from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com)
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