Former Waterloo Teacher Wants Charges Dropped

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By Aaron Hepker

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A former Waterloo teacher accused of having a 17-year-old student shower in chocolate syrup and play strip video games is trying to have the case dismissed.

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

According to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Twigg's attorney last month asked for the dismissal, saying a mental health evaluation showed Twigg didn't have the general intent to commit the crime.

Attorney James Metcalf also said in court records that it's expected the psychiatrist hired by the state will offer an opinion that Twigg's acts weren't sexually motivated. Iowa law says the offense requires that the act is done to arouse or satisfy a sexual desire.

Twigg was arrested in February 2010 and lost his job in March.

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