Ex-gym teacher accused of molesting first graders

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LEBANON, Oh ( WEHT)- A trial was held for a former gym teacher accused of molestation.

The trial was underway in an Ohio courtroom Monday.

Opening statements were heard in the trial of John Austin Hopkins, 25.

Hopkins is being charged with 36 counts of gross sexual imposition.

He is accused of inappropriately touching 28 girls when he worked at Clear Creek Elementary School.

All the alleged victims were in the first grade.

Prosecutors say some of the instances were captured on surveillance video.

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(This story was originally published on March 10, 2020)

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