By Associated Press - Tuesday, July 8, 2014

ARMADA, Mich. (AP) - An ex-Michigan science teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old student has been ordered to stand trial.

Twenty-six-year-old Robert Yaek is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, plus computer and child pornography crimes. The girl was in his seventh grade class at Armada Middle School.

On Tuesday, Romeo District Judge District Judge Denis LeDuc ruled there’s enough evidence to send the case to trial. Yaek remains jailed with a $400,000 bond and has a July 21 date in Macomb County Circuit Court.

WXYZ-TV reports that defense lawyer Paul Stablein says the girl’s testimony indicates she and her teacher didn’t have intercourse.

County Assistant Prosecutor Brian Surma says that despite some inconsistencies, the evidence shows that sexual activity took place.



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