Another delay in Lee Nelson court case


October 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

There’s been yet another delay in the court proceedings for a former Harlan teacher facing sexual abuse charges. During a hearing held Monday, Judge Tim O’Grady,  continued the pre-trial date for 72-year-old Lee Nelson, who has waived his rights to a speedy trial. A pre-trial will be held January 6th, 2014, with a jury trial slated to begin at 9-a.m., on March 4th, 2014.

Nelson faces charges of sexual exploitation by a school employee and assault with intent to commit sexual abuse. A 17-year-old female claiming to be a victim and her parents contacted police on May 30, 2013, and reported that Nelson had allegedly been saying rude and inappropriate things to the female, as well as touching her inappropriately.

The incidents allegedly occurred at school, on band trips and at his residence.