Gymnastics teacher who had sex with teens gets 15 years

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - A local gymnastics instructor who had sex with two teen girls has been sentenced.

According to court records, Derek Q. Nesbitt, 22, was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison. He'll have to serve five years behind bars before he's eligible for parole.

Officials say they began investigating Nesbitt after receiving reports that he allegedly gave alcohol to minors at his home on the 2200 Block of North Bluewater Place.

The investigation revealed the gymnastics instructor had sexual contact with at least two females between the ages of 16 and 17, deputies say.

Detectives say Nesbitt met the teenagers while assisting the Borah High School cheerleading squad and through his work as an instructor and coach at a Meridian gymnastics facility.

A judge also ordered him to pay more than $26,000 in fines.