Chapman Noam

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The Court held that the plain language of NRS § 200.310(1) cannot be interpreted to mean that an adult teacher who engaged in sexual conduct with a minor student in violation of NRS § 201.540 had committed the predicate offense for first-degree kidnapping—perpetrating an unlawful act upon the person of the minor—when the minor was otherwise of sufficient age to consent and engage in sexual conduct with adults.

The Court also briefly discussed and denied appellant’s remaining claims arguing for reversal of the convictions for sexual conduct between a minor and teacher under NRS § 200.310(1) on the grounds of improper conviction, prosecutorial misconduct, violation of the right to confrontation, and cumulative error.