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UPDATE: Former Molasky teacher sentenced for sex with student

Posted at 11:46 PM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-30 23:34:45-05

UPDATE ON NOV. 30: Nicole Wilfinger has been sentenced for having sex with a student. She pled guilty to two counts in August. She will serve 12 to 48 months on one count and 28 to 72 months on the other county. She will serve the sentences concurrently.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A Molasky Junior High School teacher accused of sexual misconduct with a student is the latest Clark County School District employee to face such charges.

13 Action News counted 6 separate cases since the beginning of 2016, not even counting other cases from the start of the school year.  

Nicole Wilfinger, an 8th grade math teacher at Molasky Junior High School, was arrested last Friday.  
Police say Wilfinger kept a journal on her cell phone, detailing her encounters with a boy who was just 14.
According a police report, Wilfinger admits they “had sex last summer." Wilfinger tells investigators she “let it get out of hand."
The report lists even more details: "June 31 - first time he kissed me." "July 4 - first time I knew I was in love with him." "July 11 - first time we had sex."
Parents told 13 Action News that they are angry about the latest arrest and the ones before it.

"It's a twisted individual who would do something like that and keep records of it," said parent Deborah Prater.
"Makes me sick to my stomach," said Sue Scofield, whose granddaughter attends the school. "We are there to protect those kids."
Scofield taught in Clark County schools for 11 years. She says what Wilfinger is accused of is unthinkable.
“My first responsibility, as an elementary school teacher, was to make sure those kids knew when they walked into my classroom, they had a safe haven,” Scofield said.

13 Action News contacted CCSD to ask what programs they have to make sure teachers don't cross the line and prevent further incidents.

The district sent a written statement saying, "All CCSD employees undergo FBI background checks and receive annual training regarding appropriate relationships with students."