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CCSD teachers accused of having sex with student post bail

Updated Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 | 10:14 a.m.

Bambi Dewey

Bambi Dewey

John Stalmach

John Stalmach

The two Clark County School District teachers accused of having sex with a student during the 2011-12 academic year at Brown Junior High School are free after posting bail early Tuesday.

Henderson Police spokesman Keith Paul said Bambi M. Dewey, 32, and John E. Stalmach, 31, posted bail about 3 a.m. Dewey was released on $20,000 bond and Stalmach was released on $60,000 bond.

The two were taken into custody Monday and booked into Henderson Detention Center on counts of solicitation of a minor to engage in acts constituting crime against nature. Stalmach also was arrested on a count of sexual conduct between certain employees of school or volunteers at school and a pupil.

The teachers are accused of engaging in sex with the teen at a home the couple shared in Henderson. Separately, Stalmach also is accused of having sex with the girl without Dewey's presence.

The acts are alleged to have occurred between November 2011 and January 2012, Paul said.

Dewey is a teacher at Brown Junior High School in Henderson. Stalmach is a teacher at Dailey Elementary School in Las Vegas. Stalmach taught at Basic High School at one time and at Brown Junior High School, Paul said.

The alleged victim is now 16 and attends Basic High School. She attended Brown when both Dewey and Stalmach taught there.

The teachers have been placed on leave without pay, School District spokeswoman Amanda Fulkerson said. If the teachers miss five days of school or more, or are found guilty of their charges, district officials will begin the procedure to remove them from the district, Fulkerson said.

Fulkerson urged parents to remain alert and talk to their children so that similar incidents may be brought to the district's attention and investigated.

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  1. More high quality union teachers. They probably cant be fired.

  2. What does the misconduct of two individuals have to do with the teachers union?

  3. As a teacher, this sort of behavior is awful, an abuse of power, and disgusting. Please do not associate these two criminals with the vast majority of CCSD teachers who are good, honest people.

    And Clyde, I can pretty much guarantee that CCEA will have nothing to do with this. They will be removed from the classroom until their guilt is proven in a court of law. Then, they will be in jail and will be unable to harm any more children. The CCEA defends teachers who are being removed for administrative reasons-- not criminals.

  4. @ls1... The male teacher has a larger bale amount due to the fact he has six charges against him, each carrying a $10,000 bond. The female was booked on two charges.

  5. It's not fair to paint all teachers with the crimes of these two. Whether their union interferes with justice is unlikely as they have no input to the jury if it goes to trial and hopefully no sway with the DA. As for their jobs, if they are convicted, I don't think we'll have to worry about them teaching in this district or in Nevada. If not, we'll have to wait and see what facts come out as a result of the prosecution. They are in a tough position either way.

    The good news is they won't be molesting our junior high students either way.

  6. There's never one cockroach.

  7. Yoda...

    Your rant is hilarious!
    You, Clyde, 2009;
    Too funny!!!

    These are the same folks who, if a black person, a Hispanic person, a cop, a minister, etc. is accused of something, will inform us that EVERYONE that 'looks like them' or are ASSOCIATED with them are somehow EXACTLY THE SAME, and guilty as charged!

    Verrry lowbrow.

  8. "solicitation of a minor to engage in acts constituting crime against nature" is supposed to mean what?

    This lynch mob overlooks the fact teenage girls have always been a fertile source of false accusations. These teachers have been accused, not tried and convicted -- that's highlighted by "The alleged victim is now 16..."

    "Although the most clear-sighted judges of witches and even the witches themselves were convinced the witches were guilty of witchcraft, no guilt in fact existed. So it is with all guilt." -- Friedrich Nietzsche 1882 "Gay Science"

  9. So many of our K-12 teachers are clueless and interested only in themselves--allow many spout the rhetoric of concern for students.

  10. Its really easy to hang a teacher with false accusations. I know one it happened to.