Verdict on school teacher due soon

THE jury in the case of Frank Schmidt, the religious studies teacher charged with two counts of indecent assault, were today considering their verdict.

THE jury in the case of Frank Schmidt, the religious studies teacher charged with two counts of indecent assault, were today considering their verdict.

The judge at Bury Crown Court summed up earlier and left them to consider whether the East Bergholt High School teacher was guilty of the assaults on the young female.

The assaults are alleged to have taken place between July 14 and August 14 last year.

Schmidt, 34, of George Street, Hadleigh, had pleaded not guilty to both charges.

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