- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

TREYNOR, Iowa (AP) - A western Iowa teacher faces additional charges in a sexual exploitation case involving several former students.

Pottawattamie County Attorney Dan McGinn says 45-year-old Michael Travis is charged with four counts of sexual exploitation by a school employee. He has pleaded not guilty to two counts. A hearing on the additional counts is scheduled for Dec. 31.

A motion has been filed to consolidate the charges for a trial set at the end of January.

Travis is an elementary school teacher and a high school softball coach for Treynor Community Schools. He is on paid administrative leave.

One former elementary school student and three former softball players say Travis inappropriately touched them between 2001 and 2006. Another student stepped forward with an allegation, but the statute of limitations expired.

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