Native academics accused of intercourse crimes have trial dates continued, once more – The Oxford Eagle
Two local teachers charged with separate sex crimes involving students in criminal offenses have again allowed their respective trials to continue.
Last Monday, the Lafayette County Circuit Court approved the continuation motion in the cases of former Lafayette County School District teacher Molly Wray and former Oxford School District teacher James Reidy.
Reidy, who was charged in 2018 on two sexual assault charges by a person who had authority over the victim, was granted his eighth survival in his case. Local law enforcement officials have been informed that the former Oxford High School AP chemistry and physics teacher allegedly had sexual relations with one of his students.
According to the indictment, Reidy had sex with a then 16-year-old student in the fall of 2016 and a year later in the fall of 2017. After his arrest in September 2017, OSD Reidy retired from teaching at OHS.
Reidy was released on bail on a $ 25,000 bond that was reissued last week after the previous bond expired.
In another case, which has been awaiting trial since 2018, Wray was also granted eight continuities. The former math teacher at Lafayette High School was indicted by a Lafayette County grand jury in September 2018 of luring a minor.
Wray is said to have invited a then 17-year-old man, an LHS student, for sexual purposes in November 2017. She was arrested in June 2018 after the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department received a report from the Lafayette County School District that Wray allegedly implicated in inappropriate conduct with a male student.
Wray resigned from teaching after the allegation against her. She was on bail on a $ 10,000 loan.
Both Wray and Reidy are represented by attorney Tony Farese.