- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2015

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - State prosecutors in the case of a former North Dakota teacher of year accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student in 2009 say they need more time to prepare for a second trial.

The first trial for West Fargo High School teacher Aaron Knodel ended abruptly in April following one juror’s medical emergency while they were deliberating. A judge last week 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.

Prosecutors say in documents filed Monday that the June 23 trial date is a “simply unrealistic and unfair” time frame. The state says it plans to ask for a change of venue.

Knodel’s attorney was not immediately available for comment.



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