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ARREST REPORT: Substitute teacher 'patted' students, 'stared at them up and down'

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Posted at 8:29 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 19:42:14-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A man who worked as a substitute teacher in the Las Vegas valley is accused of inappropriate behavior with several students, according to a newly-released police report.

Steven Cochran was arrested on July 19 and faces multiple counts of Lewdness with a Child Under 14.

According to the report, three students told their teacher that Cochran inappropriately touched them back in May when he was teaching their class as a substitute.

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The report did not disclose which school the incidents allegedly took place.

All three students said Cochran "patted them near their breast area and lower back." The report also says he would "stare at them up and down."

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One of the students told police that Cochran winked at her and told her "she did good today," saying he "stared at her breast, legs and whole body."

Court documents show the students told investigators in separate interviews that Cochran treated the girls in the class different from the boys, asking only the female students to assist him in the classroom and patting them on the buttocks.

13 Action News has reached out to Clark County School District to confirm Cochran's employment status with the district.

Cochran is expected to appear in court in October.