- Associated Press - Monday, March 23, 2015

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The sex crime trial for the reigning North Dakota teacher of the year has been postponed.

The trial of Aaron Knodel was scheduled to begin Tuesday, but KFGO-AM reports that it has now been pushed to late April after the presiding judge granted the defense attorney more time to prepare for the testimony of a new handwriting expert who prosecutors are expected to call to the stand.

Knodel is accused of having sexual contact with a 17-year-old female student more than five years ago. He has pleaded not guilty to five counts of felony corruption or solicitation of a minor. He could face up to 35 years in prison if convicted.

The teachers union, North Dakota United, named Knodel the 2014 teacher of the year.

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