Judge issues decision for "outside jury" request in accused former teacher's trial

A judge has decided not to bring in an outside jury for the child exploitation and solicitation trial.

Posted: Aug. 8, 2018 4:49 PM
Updated: Aug. 8, 2018 4:53 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A judge has decided not to bring in an outside jury for the child exploitation and solicitation trial. Joseph Kimerer's lawyer argued on August 1st that people in Tippecanoe County had already made up their minds about the former Earhart Elementary teacher.

Related: Accused teacher's trial venue under advisement

As WLFI previously reported, he cited online comments in several news articles about the case.
In today's decision, the judge wrote that those comments are quote "not representative of the whole community."

Online records indicate the trial is still set for December 3rd.

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