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Michelle Taylor facing 1st degree sexual misconduct charges

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YAKIMA--The East Valley teacher accused of having sex with her 16-year-old student will face first degree sexual misconduct charges.

KNDO talked to head prosecutor Jim Hagarty Thursday.  He said his office always intended to charge 31-year-old Michelle Taylor with the first degree offense, but a miscommunication in the office led to the charge initially being filed as a second degree.

We tried to reach Taylor's attorney.  His office offered no comment.

The charges will be amended to first degree sexual misconduct.  Taylor's arraignment remains scheduled for October 16.

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