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Dayton Daily News
By Denise G. Callahan, Staff Writer
Updated 1:28 PM Monday, October 24, 2011
LEBANON A former Mason High School football player Monday recounted two occasions when he and a friend allegedly had sexual intercourse with former gym teacher Stacy Schuler in her Springboro home.
Schuler’s trial started today in Warren County Common Pleas Court. She waived her right to a jury last week and has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Schuler, 33, is charged with 16 felony counts of sexual battery and three misdemeanor counts of offenses involving underage persons.
The young man, who just turned 19 two days ago, is a pre-med student at the Ohio State University. He told Judge Robert Peeler that Schuler made vodka smoothies for him and his friend, they smoked some marijuana and had sex.
He said Schuler gave him a massage and then made an overture he took as an invitation to have sex.
Schuler is accused of having sex with five Mason students, most of whom were football players, and buying or providing alcohol for them.
“She looked at me and said anything you want to do, whatever. I just kind of looked at her like what?” he said.
He said each boy allegedly took turns having sex with their teacher. At some point the three of them went outside to have a cigarette. Assistant Prosecutor Teresa Hiett asked, “All three of you were naked?” He said yes.
The judge called a lunch break as the young man started to tell about the second time he and his friend went to Schuler’s house, Aug. 27, 1010, when he and Schuler allegedly had sex on a kitchen counter.
Schuler’s attorneys, Charlie H. Rittgers and his son Charlie M. Rittgers, say the boys took advantage of their client. The senior Rittgers in his opening statement told Peeler his client was on Zoloft at the time of the alleged incidents and her drinking further marred her abilities.
“The state wants to look at Stacy Schuler as a sex maniac with an insatiable appetite for sex, drugs and alcohol, who was willing to be passed around by these young men,” he said. “The problem is that Stacy’s ability to make sound and knowing decisions during those times was impaired by medical and psychological issues.”
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