Former teacher sentenced for having sex with student

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Published: May. 18, 2018 at 12:44 PM PDT
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UPDATE:

A former Washoe County School District high school teacher has been sentenced to 34 months in prison for her guilty plea on a charge of School Employee Engaged in Sex with a Pupil.

Maren Oates will have to serve at least 12 months of the sentence, minus 16 days for time served, before she is eligible for parole.

Before sentencing, the attorneys told Judge Jerome Polaha that they had agreed to release Oates on probation, but Judge Polaha refused to accept the agreement and instead imposed the prison time.

Oates was immediately handcuffed and taken from the courtroom.

Under the sentence, Oates will not have to register as a sex offender.

UPDATE January 25, 2019:

A former Washoe County School District high school teacher has pleaded guilty after being arrested on a charge of School Employee Engaged in Sex with a Pupil.

Maren Oates was arrested in May 2018 and is scheduled to be sentenced April 2, 2019.

Maren is no longer employed by the school district.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A Washoe County School District high school teacher has been arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student.

33-year-old Maren Oates, listed until Friday afternoon on the staff roster website for the Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology, is on administrative leave from the school.

She was arrested by Washoe County School Police and booked into Washoe County jail May 17, 2018 on a charge of School Employee Engaged in Sex with a Pupil.

A statement from the district says, "Washoe County School Police are investigating allegations that a District employee engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a student. The employee in question has been placed on administrative leave.

"The safety and security of our students and staff is our number-one priority. The District cannot discuss personnel issues."

AACT's website says the school "is an advanced career technical education academy within the Washoe County School District. AACT provides the opportunity for students to determine what career or college pathway they want to pursue in post-secondary education."