Judge Dennis Beck ruled this afternoon that Clovis school teacher Neng Yang will not be released, and no bail was ordered, because he's considered a danger to the community.
Yesterday in Superior Court, Yang pleaded not guilty to 45 counts of child molestation. Bail was set there at $4.5 million dollars.
Federal agents say they're working closely with Clovis police in the State investigation. The detention ordered today eliminates the risk that yang would flee the country.
Mike Prado, Supervisory Special Agent: "That's always a concern when somebody's facing a significant crime as this person's been accused of."
Investigators say it's likely the Federal and State cases will not be combined. Supervisory Special Agent Mike Prado says in a case of this magnitude, it's advantageous to the community that state and federal authorities are working together on the case, but on a dual track.
While the community is still in shock over the allegations, agents say a case like this makes it difficult for parents to trust anyone with their kids.
Agent Prado: "There always has to be that skepticism, unfortunately, in today's society, and because of that, it's as critical as ever that parents talk to their children."