According to The Mercury, former Methacton High School teacher Sean Michael McCullough, has filed papers in Montgomery County Court for a judge to review charges of an inappropriate relationship with a former student.
McCullough’s lawyer, Stephen Geday, reportedly claimed that the statements allegedly given to police by his client are not admissible due to coercion and undue influence.
McCullough is requesting that should insufficient evidence be presented, the charges should be dismissed.
McCullough is facing several charges related to his alleged relationship with the then 17-year-old girl including corruption of a minor, solicitation of child pornography and criminal use of communication facility. All charges were upheld against McCullough at an Aug. 29 hearing before District Judge Cathleen Kelly Rebar.
According to testimony at the hearing, McCullough was alleged to have engaged in sexual activities with a former student, who was a minor at the time. McCullough allegedly carried on the realationship with the victim over e-mails, Facebook and text messages, as well as in person.
The Mercury reported that prosecutors will likely challenge McCullough’s claims. A hearing has not yet been scheduled for McCullough’s requests.
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