LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – A Clark County School District employee was arrested on March 18 and faces multiple sex charges involving a student.

Joshua Herrera was arrested on Monday on one count of contacting a minor by a person of authority for the purposes of sex and two counts of a school employee engaging in sexual conduct with a pupil age 16 or older. An initial court appearance on March 19 was canceled and the suspect is out on bond.

According to an arrest report, Herrera was employed as a Student Success Advocate after serving as a campus security monitor and then an office specialist with CCSD from 2019-2023. The report said that the suspect developed a sexual relationship with a student he met at school.

A school counselor contacted a campus police officer on March 6, and LVMPD police were notified on March 7 about the relationship. Herrera exchanged approximately 1,000 text messages with the student “to lure her away from her parent and or school to engage in a romantic and or sexual relationship,” according to police.

The suspect reportedly called and texted the student “dozens of times” while she met with school officials and LVMPD investigators. She let police look at her phone and call logs and informed them that Herrera went to her house after obtaining her address through a website.

The juvenile added that the suspect asked her mother if he could date the girl. The mother reportedly told him to “get out” and to never speak to her again.

The police report stated that Herrera continued to contact the girl, brought her lunch, bought her things and gave her his debit card. She also informed police of a sexual encounter that took place in the suspect’s car.

Herrera has an appearance in Clark County Justice Court scheduled for April 25.


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