GUILTY: Ex-Miamisburg teacher convicted on all 6 counts in student sex trial

UPDATE @4:20 p.m.:

An ex-Miamisburg teacher violated the community’s trust, Montgomery County prosecutors said, after jurors convicted her of all six charges involving sexual conduct with a teenage student in her classroom.

They spoke after the conviction of Jessica Langford, 32, of Centerville, on Friday afternoon.

Jurors today found a former Miamisburg Middle School teacher guilty of all charges that she had sexual contact with an eighth-grade student in her classroom.

Jessica Langford was on trial on six counts of sexual battery and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Prosecutors said the incidents happened on the last day of school in May 2017.

The defense had argued that the student lied to the jury and to investigators after initially repeatedly denying he and the teacher had engaged in sexual activity.

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Langford arrived in court Friday afternoon to hear the verdict, hugging family members and appearing to cry before the jury entered the room.

As the guilty verdicts were read, she fell into her chair and sobbed.

The judge ruled that Langford would remain free as sentencing is determined.

UPDATE @3:10 p.m.: 

A verdict has been reached, court officials said. We will update this story when it is announced.

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UPDATE @2:50 p.m.:

Jurors have spent nearly 5 hours total so far Thursday and today deliberating the fate of a former school teacher accused of having sexual contact with a student.

The jury heard about 10 hours of testimony and video evidence earlier this week.

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UPDATE @11:40 a.m.:

The jury ordered subs and salad for lunch.

Deliberations continue in the case of Jessica Langford, who is accused of sex crimes with an eighth-grade student.

UPDATE @ 11:35 a.m.: 

Jurors have entered a second hour of deliberations in the case of Jessica Langford, the former Miamisburg Middle School teacher accused of sex crimes against a student.


Jurors will resume deliberations this morning in the sex crimes case of a former Miamisburg Middle School teacher accused of six counts of sexual battery and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

Jessica Langford, 32, of Centerville is on trial after allegations that she had sex with an eighth-grade student the last day of school in May 2017.

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The teen, now 15, took the witness stand Thursday morning and provided details about the alleged encounter, which prosecutors said happened in Langford’s classroom before school behind a locked door and with the lights out.

The defense has said the teen repeatedly denied any incident and should not be believed now.

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After a full day of testimony, plus closing arguments and instructions from the judge, the jury of eight men and four women spent about 90 minutes in deliberations Thursday evening before being sent home. They will resume work this morning.

Defense attorney Lawrence Greger said to the jury, “Reasonable doubt exists in this case.”

Greger presented no witnesses after the state rested its case Thursday just before noon.

The teen accuser, whose father is a local police officer, said he and Langford had oral sex and intercourse in her classroom before school on his last day as an eighth-grader.

During the alleged sex with Langford, the teen testified, “It felt uncomfortable … I thought it was wrong.”

Afterward, the teen said, he did want to talk about the encounter with anyone and repeatedly lied about it to school administrators, his father and his girlfriend of more than a year.

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Later that day, Langford was placed on administrative leave, school district officials said.

She submitted her resignation in a letter dated that day, records show.

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