HAMILTON, Ohio – The closing arguments took place Wednesday in the trial of Tyler Conrad, the teacher accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student.
During the closing arguments, prosecutors said starting in May 2016, Conrad, 26, and his student exchanged more than 2,800 texts into the next school year. The contents of the texts are unknown.
“We don’t have the content of those texts,” Kelly Heile, assistant Butler County prosecutor said. “The defendant is who made sure of that. She deleted those texts at his direction.”
Conrad, whose trial began Monday, is a former teacher and coach at Fairfield High School.
He was originally indicted on two counts of sexual battery, one count of sexual imposition and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Evidence in the case concluded Tuesday when Butler County Common Pleas Judge Keith Spaeth dismissed one charge of sexual battery against Conrad, ruling the evidence presented did not support the charge, according to The Journal-News.
The judge is set to decide on the case on June 2.
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