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Norwalk teacher's case could go before grand jury in May

Jessica Cuffman • Apr 25, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Sandusky County prosecutor Thomas Stierwalt has asked one of his investigators to review a case involving a Norwalk High teacher accused of engaging in sexual conduct with a student.   

The investigator’s findings should ultimately determine if a grand jury will consider felony charges against Alexa Nasonti, 25.

Stierwalt hasn’t decided yet if the grand jury should hear the case.  

A Castalia police officer happened upon Nasonti and a 17-year-old student on April 2 when the two were sitting in the boy’s parked car. 

The two claimed there was nothing going on, but the officer secured a search warrant to obtain cell phone records from Nasonti and the boy. That turned up text messages that indicate there was sexual conduct between the two on March 31, at a private residence in Sandusky County, according to deputies.

“We need to see if there’s anything missing that we need to follow up on,” Stierwalt said Monday. “Assuming it fits the criteria, we’ll put it in a slot for the grand jury.”

The Sandusky County grand jury meets again in May.

In the meantime, Nasonti is on paid leave from her teaching job pending the outcome of the investigation.

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