Stephen Budd: Former Rosarian Academy teacher pleads not guilty to 59 counts of child pornography
10:05 AM, Aug 23, 2013
1:33 PM, Aug 23, 2013
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- An attorney for
Stephen Budd, the former Rosarian Academy teacher charged with molesting two fourth grade students, told a Palm Beach County judge that Budd would plead not guilty to 59 counts of child pornography filed by the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office.
Jason Weiss, Budd's attorney, made the announcement during a hearing at the Palm Beach County Courthouse on Friday.
Earlier this month, investigators said they had discovered 19 videos and 40 images of boys and girls under the age of 12 and girls under the age of 18 having sex with adult men.
The charges were filed
months after Budd was chargedwith two counts of sexual battery, two counts of lewd or lascivious exhibition and one count of lewd or lascivious molestation, after two students told the West Palm Beach Police Department that Budd had engaged in sexual activity with them in 2006.
Attorneys were expected to return to court on November 13th.