CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A substitute teacher accused of having sexual contact with a Cedar Rapids student wants her trial moved out of Linn County.
Online court records show that Mary Haglin is seeking a change of venue because of pretrial publicity. It’s unclear when the court will rule on Haglin’s request.
Haglin has pleaded not guilty to a charge of sexual exploitation by a school employee. Authorities say she had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old boy who attended Washington High School. Her trial is set to begin Nov. 14.
The district says that after its investigation it barred Haglin from teaching at district schools. But the district also says that, because of a miscommunication, Haglin worked for a short time as an elementary substitute at the end of the 2015-2016 school year.