RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - In Hanover County court, prosecutors say students were being used to satisfy adult sexual fantasies. Craig and Angela Linnon are accused of teaching students "a lesson they will never forget".
There would be no talking on day one by Craig and Angela Linnon. During a mid-day break, they walked away from the cameras silently, and stayed that way as the testimony unfolded.
It was late 2009, Craig Linnon was a popular building trades teacher, and Angela was the school nurse at the Hanover Center for Trades and Technology.
Today, a male student testified that in November 2009, Craig Linnon sent a text message, asking if the then-16-year-old would accept oral sex from Angela. Prosecutors say he did. The event, according to testimony, took place in a storage room in one of the classes, and was called a "special project" by Craig Linnon.
The following month, prosecutors say the Linnons invited three students to their house for a party, where alcohol was served. Prosecutors say a game of charades was played that evolved into graphic sex acts before the students left.
But in his opening statement, Craig Linnon's attorney called it all "rumors, lies, and innuendo." He targeted the credibility of the teenage witnesses...and told the jury they've given inconsistent statements, and even lied under oath before.
Testimony in the two-day trial is expected to wrap up Wednesday evening.