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.
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.
The judge said the. jury had one question for the court before it left Thursday. A court official said it is policy not to reveal information about jury questions. #teachertrialpic.twitter.com/qbqh1BtObb
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.
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.