Former teacher on trial for sexual assault

Danny S. Akers (Source: Poinsett County Sheriff's Office)
Danny S. Akers (Source: Poinsett County Sheriff's Office)

HARRISBURG, AR  (KAIT) – A former Trumann teacher charged with two counts of sexual assault appeared in court for trial again Tuesday in Poinsett County Circuit Court. According to prosecutors, closing statements will begin Wednesday morning in the case against Danny Akers, 37, of Trumann. Akers is accused of fathering a child with a 15-year old student.

Akers was charged in March of 2013.

The trial started Monday with jury selection and late Tuesday morning, a jury was seated.

The Second Judicial Prosecutor's Office said the state called five witnesses to the stand before resting. The defense rested their case without calling any witnesses.

Court will resume Wednesday morning in Harrisburg.

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