Not-guilty plea in Spokane teacher sex case

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Associated Press

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 21 at 10:32 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of having sex with a student when he was a teacher at Spokane's Shadle Park High School pleaded not guilty Wednesday to sexual misconduct charges.

Police say Ryan M. Murphy used his position as an English teacher to coax a girl into a relationship beginning in 2009 when she was 15.

The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/Y1bT92 ) another student complained to school officials in February 2012 about the relationship. Murphy was placed on leave and resigned in August.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

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