A former substitute teacher with the Clark County School District will avoid jail time after pleading guilty to sexual misconduct with a student.
Robyn Gentile, 23, was placed on five years’ probation this morning during her hearing at the Regional Justice Center.
Gentile, a long-term substitute math teacher at Harney Middle School, was arrested in March.
School District police say a parent noticed some suspicious communication between their 16-year-old and the teacher before reporting it. Investigators say Gentile kissed the student.
Where it all started | Parent’s vigilance leads to ex-teacher arrest
Prosecutors told Judge Jennifer Togliatti today they believe she is low risk to re-offend again, which they say is one of the reasons why her plea deal didn’t include time behind bars. Togliatti told Gentile she should think about that fact often.
“You know the default setting for someone that violated the trust of a student and their parents and the community is jail or prison? I think you probably understand that,” Togliatti said. “And if you don’t, then you should be thinking about that every minute of every hour of every day that you’re on probation. Do you understand?”
Gentile answered, “Yes.”
Gentile now has 48 hours to register as a sex offender. She’s also been ruled to have no contact with children, other than her own, without permission from her probation officer.