UPDATE: A local high school teacher will spend the next five years in prison, after admitting to having sex with one of his teenage students.
The judge sentenced 45-year-old Frank Bayer to 5-20 years in prison, despite Bayer being very vocal throughout his investigation and trial that he did not want jail time.
"Your honor, I know that I've broken the law, and I'm owning up to it," said Bayer, when he addressed the court during sentencing. "I'm sorry. Sorry doesn't begin to cover it."
Frank J. Bayer, a teacher from Legacy High School, was arrested on Friday on three counts of kidnapping and five counts of committing a sex act with a student.
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Bayer appeared in court today by video. He is currently being held at the Clark County Detention Center with $200,000 bail.
According to the official arrest report, Bayer stated a female student routinely comes into his classroom and hugs and kisses him on the mouth. He says that he told the student they need to wait until she is 18 and she graduates.
He admitted to talking to the student outside of school on Facebook Messenger.
Bayer stated the student made him brownies in February, and he thanked her by giving her a hug. Bayer says the student messaged him saying the hug "got her really excited." He says he thought that meant she wanted to have sex with him. Bayer says he told the student he was going through a divorce and should get to know each other.
The duo exchanged hundreds of Facebook messages, most that were normal conversations. They did have cyber sex over the app. Bayer also sent the student a naked photo of himself.
Bayer says they had sex on her 18th birthday in his car at a bank parking lot.
Bayer also picked the student up from the bus stop 3-4 times.
Initially, the student denied kissing Bayer, and being alone with him. She admitted to police that they kissed on the lips and had sex 4-5 times including in twice in his classroom.
"Despite her age he has a responsibility," said Clark County School District Police captain Ken Young. "He has a responsibility for her overall well-being and to educate her, nothing else."
Bayer is being charged with 5 counts of sexual misconduct and 3 counts of kidnapping.
"Mr. Bayer was hired in 2003 and is currently assigned to home," wrote Michelle Booth, a communications representative from the Clark County School District.
She said that the district is taking steps to increase awareness among employees on specific signs that may indicate something is wrong between students and teachers.