Jury Selection For Former Principal Charged With Sex Crimes

Jury selection began Monday in the trial of former Bethel Christian Academy Principal Michael Fulcher. Authorities say he committed sex acts with a student in March 2009.

Jurors were questioned for hours Monday afternoon for 12 people that will ultimately hold the fate of Fulcher in their hands.

Fulcher was in Lenoir county court Monday. He stands accused of sexual crimes against one of his students.

More than a dozen potential jurors were questioned.

Fulcher used to be principal of Bethel Christian Academy in Kinston.

Authorities say the victim who was 18 at the time says the sex acts occurred on the afternoon of March 1st 2009.

It is illegal in North Carolina for a teacher or administrator to engage in sexual conduct with a student.

The 39 year old has been out on bond awaiting trial.

Jury selection will continue Tuesday morning. The trial is expected to last three or four days.

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The trial for a Christian School Principal --charged with four sex crimes against a student-- has been pushed back.

Michael Fulcher was scheduled to stand trial on Tuesday, but according to the Kinston Free Press, a key witness to the defense --just had back surgery and can not appear in court.

The paper states, the case will be continued on July 19.

The former Bethel Christian Academy Principal is accused of having sexual contact with an 18 year student back in 2009.


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