Charges still pending against former WH substitute after Thursday conference


A former substitute teacher in the White Hall School District who is accused of having sex with minors was scheduled to appear in Jefferson County Circuit Court on Thursday morning but after a conference in chambers between attorneys for Marla Sizemore, prosecutors and Judge Berlin C. Jones that lasted more than an hour, Sizemore and her family left the building.

Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter said Thursday afternoon “nothing has been resolved and the case is still open and pending.”

Sizemore is tentatively scheduled for trial in First Division Circuit Court next week.

She was charged last year with two counts of first-degree sexual assault and one count of second-degree sexual assault, all felonies, as well as eight misdemeanor counts of knowingly furnishing or selling alcohol to a minor, and eight misdemeanor counts of contributing to the deliquency of a minor.

Those charges stemmed from an investigation by White Hall police that began after police received complaints that Sizemore had allegedly served alcohol to minors during parties at her house, and had engaged in sex with three minors.

Sizemore has pleaded innocent to the charges.

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