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Prosecution rests in teacher sex abuse trial

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Naff was arrested in 2012. Naff was arrested in 2012.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Former students were called to testify Wednesday in the trial of a teacher charged with first-degree sodomy.

Brett Naff worked as a middle school teacher at The Country Day School in Huntsville. He was arrested in Sept. 2012 after a former student brought allegations against him.

In Tuesday's testimony, the victim took the stand. She spoke about alleged sexual encounters with Naff, and said that the teacher exchanged sexually explicit text messages with her.

Day two of testimony began Wednesday. Former students and soccer players of Naff's were called to the stand to testify. On Tuesday, the prosecution called the victim as the first witness. The prosecution alleged the abuse began in 2005 when the victim was under the age of 12.

The prosecution also called a parent to the stand, who testified she had concerns about Naff and the victim's relationship. She said she notified Huntsville Police about her worries.

One of the prosecution's last witnesses was one of Naff's former students. They testified they saw Naff with the victim sitting under a blanket on a couch. They could not see their hands.

Just before 3 p.m. Wednesday, the prosecution rested.

The defense later began their case, calling three witnesses to the stand.

All three witnesses were from the same family - a mother and her two sons. The mother works at the school and described the victim as "feisty." She said the victim's mother told her the victim once reported her and her father to child welfare.

The family defended Naff and said he was a good teacher and coach, and didn't show any signs of inappropriate behavior.

Day three of testimony resumes Thursday morning.

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