Michelle Taylor facing 1st degree sexual misconduct charges
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.