Wake jury deliberating in ex-school sub's child sex abuse trial
Posted December 19, 2014
Wake Forest, N.C. — A Wake County jury began deliberating Friday in the trial of a former substitute teacher accused of taking indecent liberties with two elementary students.
Brian Holt Self, 50, worked for the Wake County Public School System from 2010 until 2013, when he was charged with inappropriately touching three girls.
Parents close to the investigation told WRAL News that some of the alleged abuse happened while students were watching a movie in a first-grade class at Jones Dairy Elementary School in Wake Forest. Self reportedly asked girls to sit on his lap.
Police originally charged Self with three counts of indecent liberties with a minor, but prosecutors had to drop one of the charges after one of the girls decided she couldn't testify.
Two girls – ages 7 and 8 – testified Tuesday, and Self took the stand on his own behalf Thursday.
"Absolutely not," he said, when he was asked if he committed the alleged crimes.
In addition to two counts of indecent liberties with a minor, jurors are also considering a charge of sex offense with a child.
Jury deliberations lasted about three hours Friday and are expected to continue Monday.