After introducing a witness who testified he had sexual relations at age 14 with a Beaumont Junior High School art teacher, Carol Lynne Maner rested her case Thursday in her sex-abuse lawsuit against the Fayette County Board of Education.
The trial continues Tuesday with the school board presenting its case if Circuit Judge Thomas L. Clark overrules the defense’s motion to enter a verdict in its favor. Clark indicated he would rule on Tuesday.
Maner alleges that the board ignored allegations of sexual abuse committed by four teachers, a guidance counselor and an assistant principal at Beaumont and Lafayette High School in the late 1970s and early 1980s...
...A classmate and former neighbor of Maner’s testified that she told him that art teacher Roberta Blackwell, now known as Roberta Walter, “had a crush on him.”...
...He testified that he had sex with Walter at the school his eighth-grade year.
During questioning by school board attorney Larry C. Deener, the witness acknowledged that he never told school officials or police about the incident.
Deener has said that the school board was never aware of any allegations of sexual abuse and did not cause Maner’s injuries.
This from the Herald-Leader.