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Curry retrial continued

A scheduled retrial in the case of former McCreary Central High School teacher and coach Toby Curry has been continued until at least June Court officials say.

Curry, accused of using text messages to make improper contact with a minor in 2015, was convicted by a McCreary County Jury last year. The verdict was eventually dismissed after the discovery that two members of the Jury panel were former students of the defendant and failed to disclose that fact during Jury selection.

The verdict was voided and a new trial was ordered, along with a change of venue to Whitley County.

The retrial was slated to begin this Wednesday in Williamsburg, but a continuation was granted after an apparent personal issue with the defendant’s attorney.

A pretrial conference has been scheduled for June 5.

Curry was originally sentenced to only one-year of incarceration at the first trial, but Curry would most likely not have served any additional jail time, as he was on court-ordered home incarceration during the process and would likely be credited for time served. He would have also had to register on the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry.

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