- Associated Press - Thursday, May 1, 2014

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 (https://bit.ly/1u8BcEY ) 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 from: The Fresno Bee, https://www.fresnobee.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide