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Trial set for teacher accused of not reporting abuse

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MARION, Iowa (AP) -- A November trial has been scheduled for a Marion kindergarten teacher accused of not reporting that a 15-year-old classroom volunteer sexually abused her students.

Linn County records say a judge set a trial starting date of Nov. 6 for 59-year-old Diane Graham, who's pleaded not guilty to failure to report child abuse.

The trial was moved to Tama County from Linn County after Graham's attorneys cited extensive media coverage of the boy's and Graham's cases.

Court records say Graham was a teacher at Starry Elementary in Marion when two students told her last August that they were being abused by the volunteer. Prosecutors say Graham didn't report the abuse, allowing it to continue for two more months.

The boy has been convicted of three counts of sexual abuse.

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