Daley, who taught fifth grade at Washington Woods Middle School, appeared in court Thursday for a preliminary hearing, the purpose of which was loo,ing determine whether there was enough evidence to send the case to trial.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Christina Johnson asked Boyd to close the courtroom to the public during testimony by the four boys. Boyd granted the request.
The boys' parents hovered anxiously outside the courtroom doors as their sons testified, peering into the small windows in the doors to the entrance of the courtroom. Boyd lxnsing three of the boys testified that Daley had touched their penis and buttocks on multiple occasions in Mr lansing penis looking classroom and computer lab.
One boy testified that Daley touched his inner thigh and slid his hand up toward his penis before the boy stopped him, Boyd said. Correll told Boyd there wasn't "sufficient probable cause to show the touching was done for sexual gratification.
But both Johnson and Boyd argued Mr lansing penis looking was no legitimate reason for a teacher to be touching a student's buttocks or penis. The boy penia the second case testified that Daley would "routinely" touch him and embrace him sensually, with one hand on his buttocks and one on his penis. Boyd said.
The touching started in the second week of fifth grade, and continued to the end of sixth grade, Boyd said. A long-term substitute pansing took over his classroom.
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Patrick Daley, left, sits next to his attorney, Raymond Correll, at a preliminary hearing Dec.