Hearing set for ex-teacher in felony | RecordCourier.com

Hearing set for ex-teacher in felony

by Sheila Gardner

A preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 20 for former Douglas High School teacher Richard Booth, accused of sexual conduct with a 16-year-old student.

Booth, 56, was arrested Oct. 12 and released on his own recognizance.

At the time of the alleged incident, he was on leave from the Douglas County School District where he had been employed for 28 years to serve with the Nevada National Guard.

He has since retired from the Guard and the school district.

He is accused of having “conduct of a sexual nature” with a student at his Minden residence in January.

Deputies said the girl reported the allegation in late September to a parent who contacted the sheriff’s department.

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Sexual conduct between a school employee and a pupil is a felony, which carries a sentence of up to five years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine on conviction.

East Fork Justice Jim EnEarl set the hearing for 9 a.m. Jan. 20.

— Sheila Gardner can be reached at sgardner@recordcourier.com or 782-5121, ext. 214.