Teacher to face trial on charges he ID'd pupil in sex case

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Posted: May 27, 2015 12:35 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school teacher charged with identifying a student who accused another teacher of a sex crime by pointing at her in front of her classmates has been ordered to stand trial on witness intimidation charges.

Police say 40-year-old Plum High School teacher Drew Zoldak told his class last month that he missed school so he could be interviewed by detectives. They say he then pointed her out and said it was "because of her."

Defense attorney Alexander Lindsay says even if the actions described by the student at Wednesday's preliminary hearing are true, they don't amount to witness intimidation.

Two teachers at the high school are each charged with having an improper sexual relationship with a female student, including the one Zoldak is accused of trying to intimidate.