Saturday, December 01, 2012

California Teacher Gets Probation in Sex Case - Update

(Fresno, California)
A former Washington Union High School teacher was sentenced Friday to three years of probation and 30 days in an adult offender work program for having sex with a student in early 2010.

Nadia Diaz, 27, cried when her sentence was announced in Fresno County Superior Court.

Judge Dennis Peterson also said Diaz must enroll in mental health counseling and attend a sex offender treatment program.
Registration as a sex offender was not ordered. Judge Peterson took into consideration Diaz's shame and guilt.

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California Teacher Guilty of Sex with Student - Update
[Previous 10/5/12 post]
(Fresno, California)
A former Washington Union High School teacher pleaded no contest Thursday in Fresno County Superior Court to two counts of sexual intercourse with a minor.

Nadia Diaz, 27, of Kerman could face no jail time when she is sentenced next month.

Judge Dennis Peterson said he will wait until next month to decide whether Diaz gets probation or serves up to one year in jail. He also will decide at that time whether Diaz must register as a sex offender. The incidents she was charged on date back to early 2010.

Peterson can choose to make Diaz register for life, for a three-year probation term or not at all, said Richard Berman, her lawyer. She also may have to pay restitution in the case, a decision that Peterson will defer until sentencing.
Sentencing is scheduled for November 16.

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California Teacher Accused of Sex with Student
[Previous 9/16/11 post]
(Fresno, California) A 26-year-old social sciences teacher at Washington Union High School, Nadia Christine Diaz, has been accused of engaging in sex with a 14-year-old student. The alleged sexual episodes reportedly occurred in early 2009.

Diaz faces charges of felony sex with a minor and oral copulation.
A sheriff's deputy was called to the school Wednesday to open an investigation, and Diaz was arrested Thursday morning at the Sheriff's Office's headquarters.
Diaz was booked into custody and released on bail.

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