Clovis teacher pleads guilty to molesting girl

CLOVIS, Calif. (AP) — A Central California teacher has agreed to spend 38 years in federal prison after admitting that he molested a second-grade student in his classroom.

Prosecutors say the plea deal that 46-year-old Neng Yang signed became official on Monday. The Fresno Bee reports that Yang pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual exploitation of a child. A judge is scheduled to sentence him on June 2.

Yang was a teacher in Clovis, a community near Fresno, where police say he locked the classroom door, blindfolded the girl and molested her. Investigators say they found videos on Yang's cellphone taken of the abuse in December 2011 and January 2012.

Last year, the Clovis Unified School District paid the girl's family $2 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from the abuse.