- Associated Press - Friday, June 19, 2015

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The attorney for a former North Dakota teacher of the year says the decision by prosecutors to drop the remaining criminal charges against his client was the right thing to do.

Defense attorney Robert Hoy represents West Fargo High School teacher Aaron Knodel, who was accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student in 2009.

Judge Steven McCullough threw out three charges against Knodel, but said he could be retried on the two remaining counts of felony corruption or solicitation of a minor. State prosecutors said in court documents they wouldn’t pursue a retrial in the case.

KFGO-AM reports (http://bit.ly/1K0Ybvw ) that Hoy says they’re happy the jury acquitted Knodel and that the state has seen fit to dismiss the remaining two counts.

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Information from: KFGO-AM, http://www.kfgo.com

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