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Trial Begins For Former Permian High School Teacher

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - After years of delays, testimony began on Wednesday in the trial of a former Permian High School teacher.

Back in 2010, Robert Young was charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Seven witnesses took the stand, including the former student Young is accused of having sexual relations with.

One of the main points made in court was that May 28 was graduation for Permian students.

The girl testified that she and Young kissed for the first time on May 18, just 10 days before she graduated.

She also claims young asked her to send a naked photo of herself.

She did and she says Young did the same.

They also touched each other several times and this all happened before she walked the stage.

The former student claims young told her if anyone questioned her, "to lie and to just mess up the dates."

The trial continues on Thursday morning.

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