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The trial for East Valley teacher accused of having sex with student begins

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YAKIMA, Wash.- The trial begins for the East Valley teacher accused of having sex with one of her students. The trial for Michele Taylor began with opening statements.

Prosecuting Attorney Samuel Chen says Michele Taylor sent text messages where she allegedly admitted to having sex with her students in the K Mart parking lot. The alleged victim says it happened on May 9th of 2009. Defense Attorney Ulvar Klein says the dates and other facts don't match up. Klein says Michele Taylor has an alibi; she was at home and had family over at the time. 

"He says Michele Taylor was raping him in a pick up truck, that pick up truck was in the driveway of Michele's home, right next to Michele's husband," said Taylor's defense attorney.

Prosecutors brought two witnesses from the east valley school district to testify.

Over the next few days, both attorneys plan to put the alleged victim and family members on the stand. The trial is expected to last through next week.   

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