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Report exposes 'sexting' between coach, student

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A Silverado High School softball coach and a 17-year-old student carried on a relationship for months and exchanged sexually explicit text messages and photos until the girl's father found out what was going on.

That's according to the arrest report for 43-year-old Albert Hernandez, who faces six felony counts, including sex between a school employee and student and production and distribution of child pornography.

"They were in a sexual relationship since the end of January.  Yes, it was consensual, but that doesn't make it right," said Sgt. Darnell Couthen with CCSD police.

The legal age of consent in Nevada is 16, but any sexual relationship between a student and school employee is illegal.

The two began exchanging text messages in December 2011, many documented in the police report.

"U were so sweet and luscious... My gosh!!!" Hernandez wrote in one text, according to the report.

In another text, police said, Hernandez requested photos of the girl, saying, "I need pictures... I'm horny."

The teen told police Hernandez requested specific photographs "with underwear and without," and one text from Hernandez requested, "Just lift your blouse and bra and take a picture of your breasts."

Police say some of the photos were of the teen in a Silverado softball uniform.

"(Coaches) are placed in a position of authority.  They are placed in a position of trust, and I hope that the people that we employ in that position are just that," added Couthen. 

CCSD police say they also obtained photos that were exchanged of the two engaged in oral sex.

The teenager's father became suspicious in April of an inappropriate relationship and contacted authorities.

"It's great that we had a father that was concerned. We have parents like that, that pay attention to what's going on in their children's lives," said Couthen. 

According to police, the teen transferred to attend Sliverado in January of this year and the two were engaged in a sexual relationship while she was the softball team manager.

She expressed love for Hernandez, texting, "I know you truly love me and you would take care of me. Make love to me the right way."

He was arrested off-campus and is being held at the Clark County Detention Center.

According to the Clark County School District, Hernandez was hired as head varsity softball coach at Silverado in 2009. Hernandez was fired by the district upon the arrest. He is not a teacher, therefore no investigation is needed, according to a CCSD representative.

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