The state has rested its case in the trial of a Midland teacher accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student.
The defense began their presentation Thursday in the David Van Houten trial.
Van Houten has pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual assault of a child and two counts of improper relationship between an educator and student.
He was arrested in November, after allegations about him and a female student were brought to the attention of the school board at Midland Academy Charter School.
The board later voted to dismiss Van Houten.