AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - The St. Vincent-St. Mary High School wrestling coach was arraigned Friday morning on six criminal charges and pleaded not guilty.
19 News live streamed the arraignment:
The Summit County Grand Jury indicted 35-year-old Justin “Harry” Lester on three charges of sexual battery and three charges of failure to comply with underage alcohol laws.
Akron police said Lester had a sexual relationship with a female student between April 1, 2018 and April 1, 2019.
The victim was 18-years-old at the start of their relationship.
Lester, who has been on unpaid administrative leave since April, has been with St. Vincent-St. Mary High School for three years.
He turned himself in on July 4.
Lester remains out on bond and will be back in court on Aug. 19.