Ex-Teacher's Trial to Stay in Black Hawk County

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By Ryan Jones

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Trial for a former Waterloo teacher charged with lascivious conduct with one of his students will remain in Black Hawk County.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that a judge on Thursday rejected 55-year-old Larry David Twigg's request to move his second trial out of Waterloo because of pretrial publicity.

Twigg was a Waterloo West High School computer teacher before he was convicted in 2011 of five counts of lascivious conduct toward a minor. Last year, the Iowa Court of Appeals ordered a new trial, saying jurors shouldn't have heard about alleged prior incidents.

Twigg says his actions — which included having the student make up missed assignments by participating in bizarre activities while in his boxers — weren't sexually motivated.

Twigg's new trial has been set for May 21.
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