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Attorney asks to delay trial for former teacher charged with sexual assault

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A former Jefferson County Public School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student was back in front of a judge Wednesday.

During a pretrial hearing Jessica Boyers' attorney told the judge he needed more time to review newly released evidence from Oldham County prosecutors.

Boyers, 24, was arrested on a charge of sexual abuse and booked into Louisville Metro Corrections on April 11 after police said she was found with one of her Highland Middle School students in a car in Buechel Park.

She was later released on her own recognizance.

Ben Jackey, a JCPS spokesperson, said Boyers was hired full time as a teacher at Highland Middle School in October 2012. Prior to that, she had worked as a substitute teacher at various schools for a year.

After her arrest Boyers resigned.

In June, an Oldham County Grand Jury indicted Boyers on nearly 19 charges of unlawful transaction with a minor, eight charges of 2nd degree rape and 11 charges of sexual abuse after alleged sexual encounters with the same minor.

Boyers currently has a no contact order involving the juvenile. She is scheduled to be back in court on November 7.

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