Middle school student, 14, describes in detail how ‘he had sex with his teacher in a locked classroom for 30 minutes until the principal knocked on the door and he had to hide under a table’
Jury handed down a guilty verdict on the second day of deliberations in trial of former Ohio teacher Jessica Langford, accused of having sex with eighth-grader
Langford, 32, was charged with six counts of sexual battery and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor
The jury convicted the married mother-of-one on all six charges involving sexual conduct with student lover teenage student in her classroom.
Alleged victim, now aged 15, testified Thursday that he and Langford had intercourse and oral sex for 20-30 minutes inside locked classroom last May, that was interrupted when the school pricipal knocked on the locked door
Defence accused the boy of lying to the jury after repeatedly saying last year that he and Langford never had sex together
Teen explained that he initially lied about his relationship with Langford to avoid losing his teenage girlfriend
Prosecutors said that Langford’s actions and words, in her text messages, are ‘words and actions of guilt
Jessica Langford [photo L-R], math teacher and married mother-of-one, was arrested last year for allegedly having sex with her then-14-year-old student inside a locked classroom.
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 of Centerville, on Friday afternoon.
Jurors in Ohio convicted the former middle school teacher accused of having sex with her 14-year-old student, described by a prosecutor as a ‘stud,’ inside a locked classroom last year. Langford, 32, faced six counts of sexual battery and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
The victim, now age 15, took the witness stand on Thursday morning and recounted for the court how their suspected sexual encounter unfolded on the last day of school in May 2017, inside a locked classroom at Miamisburg Middle school.
The alleged encounter lasted up to 30 minutes.
Jessica Langford is seen in Ohio court, March 10 on first day of deliberations in her sexual battery case
‘We started kissing, she went in for a kiss and it escalated from there,’ the teenager told the jury, according to a WHIO report.
According to the boy, he and Langford went on to engage in multiple sex acts, including intercourse and oral sex, for 20-30 minutes until the school principal knocked on the door of the locked classroom.
Langford allegedly told the minor to hide under a table and left with the principal. She later came back and allegedly told the boy to ‘stick to the story’ that he was in the room stacking desks.
“It felt uncomfortable…I thought it was wrong,’ the boy said of the alleged classroom tryst.
Earlier in his testimony, the boy said he and Langford connected on Snapchat. When the teacher asked him why he reached out to her on the app, he said he replied that he wanted to have sex.
The defence questioned the student’s credibility, pointing to the fact that he had repeatedly denied having sex with the teacher last spring.
The teen admitted 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.
The now-15-year-old boy explained that he initially lied about his relationship with Langford for fear that his teenage girlfriend would break up with him for cheating on her.
Jessica Langford, resigned her nine-year post as a middle school math teacher after the tryst was exposed last year
The victim testified that he and Langford began kissing inside a locked classroom at Miamisburg Middle School [photo] and things ‘escalated from there’
Jessica Langford had from Centerville, Ohio taught math at Miamisburg Middle School for nine years.
Prosecutors said that Langford’s actions and words, in her text messages, are ‘words and actions of guilt.’
The jury was handed the case on Thursday after a full day of testimony followed by closing arguments. They deliberated for 90 minutes before the presiding judge sent them home after giving them strict instruction not to discuss the case with anyone or seek outside information about the case from media reports.
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, Langford fell into her chair and sobbed, in court Friday afternoon.
The judge ruled that Langford would remain free as sentencing is determined.
Langford, a married mother-of-one from Centerville, had taught math at Miamisburg Middle School for nine years, until she resigned her position in late May after allegations of sexual misconduct had come to light.