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Accused teacher expected to plead not guilty

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Edwards assisted as a special education teacher at Chapman Middle School. Edwards assisted as a special education teacher at Chapman Middle School.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The attorney for a former Huntsville City Schools employee arrested for sexual contact with a boy said her client is not guilty and has been cooperating fully with authorities.

School leaders said Mamon Edwards is no longer with the district; the school board approved his resignation at a meeting Thursday. They confirmed he assisted as a special education teacher at Chapman Middle School. Leaders said they pulled Edwards from the middle school shortly after learning of his legal issues.

Investigators said they received a report in April 2013. He is charged with second-degree sodomy of a boy between 12 and 16 years of age.

Edwards' attorney Jolayne Hall said the alleged victim is not a special needs student. She said her client plans on pleading not guilty to the sodomy charge. Hall said Edwards has been very forthcoming with investigators and spoke to them voluntarily.

Hall released a statement on Friday which reads, "At this point, they are allegations and nothing has been proven. He voluntarily resigned. He was initially put on paid administrative leave. He voluntarily resigned to limit the exposure and that didn't happen."

Edwards is due in a Madison County courtroom in about a month.

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