The defense lawyer for a middle school teacher from Buckingham accused of having sex with one of her students told a Montgomery County judge that he needs more time to secure and review evidence the prosecution has against his client.
At the end of that process, defense lawyer Marc Neff said he will know better whether the case will go to trial or whether a non-trial disposition can resolve the charges.
Neff’s comments came during a brief pretrial conference Wednesday before Judge Garrett D. Page. Neff asked for and received a continuance in the case.
Neff represents Jessica Streeper, 33, of the 4200 block of Miladies Lane.
Streeper came to the attention of authorities on May 19 when Norristown detectives received a phone call from an individual claiming that Streeper, an eighth-grade math teacher at Eisenhower Middle School, was having sex with one of her male students, according to a criminal complaint.
After determining the name of the alleged victim, police went to the boy’s home later that night and received permission from his parents to interview him. He was 14 at the time.
In a statement the boy gave to police, according to the complaint, the boy alleged he met with Streeper for sex about seven times, including five times in her car in Norristown and neighboring West Norriton and two other times at the home that Streeper and her husband purchased in 2010.
An examination of the youth’s cellphone also revealed that the boy and Streeper exchanged “numerous text messages that were sexually explicit in nature,” according to the criminal complaint.
Authorities met the following day with Streeper, who allegedly gave police a written statement confessing to meeting with the boy for sex multiple times in Montgomery and Bucks counties, the complaint said. She also admitted using her cellphone for exchanging text messages with the boy, according to the complaint.
Streeper is free $10,000 cash bail.