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PREVIOUS: Former Waterloo teacher to get new trial


The Iowa Court of Appeals has overturned the convictions of former Waterloo teacher Larry Twigg, saying he should get a new trial.

Twigg, 55, was convicted in April 2011 on five counts of lascivious acts with a minor. He was sentenced to two years in prison.

The charges came from two different encounters where Twigg invited a 17-year-old student to his home, once in December of 2009 and then again in January of 2010.

The student testified that Twigg had him undress while playing video games, shower in chocolate syrup, and strip down to his boxers to make snow angels in his yard.

During the trial, two other former students came forward.  One said he had a similar experience with Twigg in 1995 and the other said a similar incident happened in 2009, after he had graduated from high school.

In Wednesday's decision, The Iowa Court of Appeals said the district court made a mistake in allowing those two former students to testify because Twigg was not charged for acts against them.

A new trial date has not been set yet.

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