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Woman accused in sex abuse case a licensed CCSD sub

One of two women accused of sexually abusing at least eight children and young teens — with some on video — has been a substitute teacher in the Clark Country School District.

Terrie L. Sena, 43, facing multiple counts of sexual abuse, has been a licensed kindergarten through 12th grade sub since May 2013, according to Nevada Department of Education records. Her license is valid through October 2018.

District spokeswoman Melinda Malone confirmed Monday that Sena had been a substitute teacher prior to her arrest last week. Malone did not specify at which schools Sena has worked.

Payroll records show she worked for the district as far back as 2012.

Terrie Sena and Deborah Sena, 50, were ordered held without bail Monday.

Both stood in shackles with their heads down as Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Pro Tem Nancy Oesterle read each of the 27 charges against them.

The counts include child abuse and neglect, sexual assault of a minor and incest, according to records.

Oesterle called the allegations “extremely shocking and disturbing. That’s putting it mildly.”

Metro’s investigation started in September after Deborah Sena, another adult and a child told a family law attorney about the abuse. The lawyer then called police.

That investigation had led to the arrest of 47-year-old Christopher Sena three months ago.

Police said a woman and a boy were forced to have sex with their parents, the three Senas who have since been arrested, and that the acts were recorded.

Eight children identified as being abused were immediate and extended family members, police said. Investigators believe there are more victims.

Not every child who lived in the house was abused, police said.

A Metro SWAT team on Sept. 18 served a search warrant at a trailer in the 6000 block of Yellow Stone Drive, near Lake Mead Boulevard and Mount Hood Street, where police say the abuse happened. Officers found at least 30 pieces of electronic and recording equipment.

All three Senas are due back in court Tuesday.

Contact reporter David Ferrara at dferrara@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-1039. Find him on Twitter: @randompoker. Contact reporter Chris Kudialis at ckudialis@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381.

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