- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 28, 2015

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The jury in the sexual misconduct trial of a former North Dakota teacher of the year has not reached a verdict after two days of deliberations.

WDAY-TV (https://bit.ly/1HVQx4x ) reports jurors in the case against Aaron Knodel (kah-NOH’-dehl) will continue to discuss the case Wednesday. Jurors began debating the fate of the educator Monday after the defense and prosecution finished their closing arguments.

The 36-year-old West Fargo High School English teacher is accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student over a period of several weeks in early 2009. He has pleaded not guilty to five counts of felony corruption or solicitation of a minor.

Knodel and the student testified during the trial.

Knodel was named North Dakota teacher of the year in 2014, before the allegations surfaced.


Information from: WDAY-TV, https://wday.com

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