Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Teacher guilty of sex with student loses at Michigan Court of Appeals

A former Cedar Springs Public Schools teacher convicted of having sex with a student in the summer of 2011 said that evidence that he provided his teen victim with pills to induce an abortion unfairly prejudiced the jury, which found him guilty.

Jon Eric Jungkind is serving three to 15 years in prison after he was convicted of having sex with a 17-year-old girl, a student at Cedar Springs High School where he taught.

Article here (from 

Jungkind filed an appeal, stating that the evidence about the abortion should have been withheld from the jury, which then became unfairly prejudiced against him. The Michigan Court of Appeals disagreed, and the conviction stands. The jury should have heard the evidence, rules the Court of Appeals, because giving the student abortion pills could have meant that Jungkind admitted to the sex, and knew he'd been the cause of the pregnancy.

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