School superintendent pleads not guilty to sex charges

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Posted at 6:25 AM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 06:25:16-04

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school superintendent accused of having sex with two juvenile males while they were district students has pleaded not guilty to charges including sexual battery.

The Ravenna Record Courier reports Laura Amero, superintendent of Windham Exempted Schools, pleaded not guilty Monday in Portage County to charges of sexual battery, attempted sexual battery and intimidation of a crime victim or witness.

A message seeking comment was left for her attorney.

Friday's indictment against the 35-year-old Amero accuses her of having sex with a 16-year-old boy in 2017 and attempting to have sexual relations with the other student when he was 16 and 17 between 2015 and 2017. Amero was then a principal in the district.

She was hired as superintendent Feb. 1

The district says she's on paid administrative leave.