OTTAWA - Jeremy Stober, former Kalida High School teacher and coach began trial in the Putnam County Common Pleas Court Monday morning for his alleged sexual conduct. The victims all former Kalida High School students, consists of five women who were students and players of Stober's at the time of the alleged events. Stober's charges include gross sexual battery, sexual imposition, sexual battery, importuning and tampering with evidence.
On Monday morning the jury was selected and the trial began. The prosecutor began his opening statements highlighting the amount of evidence and the key witnesses that will take place during the course of the trial. The prosecutor shared several of the victim's statements and claimed that Stober has been inappropriate and used his authority in wrongful way.
The defense brought an argument claiming that the accusations are "the furthest thing from the truth" and claimed there is no evidence to support the alleged charges against Stober. The defense also stated that the alleged charges have been brought on by rumors and have simply snowballed into something bigger.
The trial will continue Tuesday morning as the prosecutor and defense bring witnesses and more evidence to the jury.