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Ex-Waterloo Teacher Fails to Get Charges Dropped

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WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) A judge has refused to dismiss the case against a former Waterloo teacher accused of having a 17-year-old student shower in chocolate syrup and play strip video games.

Fifty-three-year-old Larry Twigg remains charged with six counts of lascivious conduct with a minor.

According to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Twigg's attorney had said a mental health evaluation showed Twigg didn't have the intent to commit the crimes. And attorney James Metcalf also said it's expected a psychiatrist will opine that Twigg's acts weren't sexually motivated. Iowa law says the offense requires that the act be done to arouse or satisfy a sexual desire.

In his ruling Tuesday, Associate Judge Nathan Callahan said evidence and any psychiatric testimony will be weighed at trial.

Court records say the trial is set for Tuesday.

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