A judge’s ruling will allow a former Miamisburg teacher facing trial on charges of having sex with a middle school student access to forensic interviews of the alleged victim.
The attorney for Jessica Langford stated in court documents that failure to provide those interviews to his 32-year-old Centerville client “arguably violates her Sixth Amendment right” to have the assistance of counsel.
Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Timothy O’Connell granted Langford access “for the reasons set forth in the defendant’s motion,” according to the ruling filed last week.
Forensic interviews are conducted at a child advocacy center when there has been a report that the child may have been a victim of physical or sexual abuse or when a child may have witnessed a violent crime.
Langford has been indicted on three counts of sexual battery and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, whom Prosecutor Mathias Heck Jr. described as a 14-year-old. She is accused of having oral sex and intercourse with a student “on or about May 23,” according to court documents.
Miamisburg City School District documents state she resigned the next day. Miami Twp. police investigated the case. She was indicted in November and a week later pleaded not guilty to all charges.
The trial is scheduled for the week of April 9.
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