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Trial set for former high school science teacher accused of lewd conduct

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

A late summer trial is scheduled for a former Lake City High School science teacher who faces lewd conduct charges.
    
The Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Press reports that a two-week jury trial is scheduled to begin Aug. 26 for Jeffrey Kantola.
    
Kantola is charged with lewd conduct with a minor under the age of 16. The felony charges can carry up to 15 years in prison.
    
Kantola chose not to enter a plea at his Friday arraignment in First District Court, so Judge Rich Christensen entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.
    
According to court records, Kantola is accused of sexual misconduct with a 15-year-old girl on two occasions.
    
Kantola, who is not in custody, was assigned a public defender last week. His next court appearance is an Aug. 11 pretrial conference.
    
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Information from: Coeur d'Alene Press, http://www.cdapress.com

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