A former Olathe teacher and Shawnee City Council member on Friday pleaded not guilty on a charge of having a sexual encounter with a student and is headed for trial.
Justin Adrian waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Johnson County District Court.
The alleged sexual encounter occurred in an empty classroom at Olathe East High School, where Adrian was a history teacher. The student was 18, but in Kansas it is illegal for a teacher to have sexual contact with a student at the same school.
Adrian, 33, was also a member of the Shawnee City Council but resigned when the allegations surfaced.
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He is free on bond while the case is pending. He will be back in court Jan. 23, when a trial date could be set.