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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A former Clark County teacher will not face prison time for sexual misconduct involving a student.

Darryl Lancaster, 58, was sentenced to five years of probation on Wednesday.

Prosecutors said he groomed one of his students at Jo Mackey Magnet Elementary School. He was arrested in May of 2023.

A former Clark County teacher will not face prison time for sexual misconduct involving a student. Darryl Lancaster, 58, was sentenced to five years of probation on Wednesday. (KLAS)

Lancaster pleaded guilty last year in November to two charges, including lewdness with a child and distribution of visual representation depicting sexual misconduct.

“I was contemplating having as a condition of your probation placing you on the Clark County Detention Center for 364 days as one of the conditions of your probation, I am not going to do that,” Clark County District Court Judge Jessica Peterson said. “And the main reason I’m not going to do that is because of the negotiations.”

In explaining a deal that avoided time in prison, Clark County Chief Deputy District Attorney Jacob Villani said his office wanted to avoid traumatizing the victims in a trial.

As part of his sentencing, Lancaster is required to register as a lifetime sex offender.

Court records show Lancaster was previously arrested in January of 2023 for another incident at Jo Mackey.

He pleaded no contest last summer in that case for misconduct, also avoiding jail time.

A victim of Lancaster’s filed a civil lawsuit against him, the Clark County School District, and the Clark County Education Association in January of this year.

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