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Published January 23, 2012, 06:52 PM

Former Jamestown teacher enters not guilty plea

Jamestown, ND (WDAY TV) - A not guilty plea today from a Jamestown teacher accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

A not guilty plea today from a Jamestown teacher accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl. Fifty-four year-old Richard Laqua was in court on two felony charges. He's accused of inappropriately touching the girl and sending her sexually explicit text messages.

Laqua resigned as a construction technology teacher at James Valley Career and Technology Center after the accusations. He faces up to five years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines on each felony charge. A trial date hasn't yet been set.

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