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Police: Teacher talked porn, sex acts with underage students

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A former student of Lied Middle School teacher Michael Barclay alleges his mentor asked him about watching porn and to engage in a sex act. (LVMPD) A former student of Lied Middle School teacher Michael Barclay alleges his mentor asked him about watching porn and to engage in a sex act. (LVMPD)
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A former Lied Middle School student said, in an arrest report, a basketball coach who mentored him talked about watching pornography with the boy and asked him to engage in a sexual act.

An arrest report was released Thursday detailing allegations of attempted lewdness and attempted statutory sex levied against 44-year-old teacher Michael Barclay. Las Vegas Metro police said Barclay surrendered to Sexual Assault Section detectives on Wednesday.

Police also said Barclay used to teach and coach boys' basketball at Lied Middle School.

In the arrest report, detectives said they were contacted in July by the mother of a former Lied student after she found messages in the boy's Facebook account coming from Barclay.

The messages led to the boy discussing to detectives, in the report, an April 2012 incident in which Barclay, who was the child's basketball coach and mentor, took the boy to the teacher's home after eating out.

The boy, in the report, stated Barclay mentioning having engaged in a sexual act with "a gay man" and also catching two boys "trying to do the same" in the locker room.

That led to Barclay, as the boy was stated as saying in the report, to ask the then-seventh grader whether he was gay and to perform the act on him. The boy told police he said no to Barclay.

After the incident, the boy, in the report, said he would skip practice to avoid Barclay, but would then be contacted by him through Facebook. The boy told detectives Barclay, in the report, posted comments stating "he was not a pedophile" and that he "thought he could joke with him."

The boy's mother, as she stated in the report, told police she let Barclay drive the child to and from basketball practice after he offered, due to her late work schedule.

The boy indicated, in the report, Barclay contacted additional students, saying some were posed the same mention of pornography through Facebook.

In August, detectives, in the report, spoke with a couple of Barclay's former students who were said to have contact with the teacher. One student, in the report, said Barclay asked him through Facebook messages about watching porn, as well as telling the boy that he watches "too much porn."

"You can porn over here," the student stated Barclay as saying in the report.

The student said, in the report, the message "really freaked [him] out."

Police also spoke to two high school students whom were taught by Barclay while they were in seventh grade at Lied.

Both told police, in the report, they were each recently messaged on Facebook by Barclay. One of the students stated, in the report, Barclay messaged the boy at "odd hours of the night" and also asked him about "watching porn."

The other student, as he stated in the report, thought it was "a little strange" Barclay tried to contact him, because they had no contact in four years.

For his part, Barclay, when contacted by police in the report, first assumed detectives wanted to talk about a Child Protective Services manner involving the alleging student.

In later attempts to talk, detectives subsequently came into contact with Barclay's attorney regarding the allegations. Neither Barclay nor the attorney made further communication with detectives between Aug. 15 and Barclay's arrest, the report said.

Barclay was booked into Clark County Detention Center on counts of attempted lewdness with a child under the age of 14 and attempted statutory sexual seduction of a child under 14 and by an adult more than 21 years old.

Following Barclay's arrest, Clark County School District placed Lied Middle School Principal Kimberly Bass-Davis on home assignment pending an investigation. CCSD did not specify the circumstances of the assignment.

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