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Prosecutor to Drop Sex Assault Charge Against Former Teacher

MALVERN, AR - A Hot Spring County judge has agreed to a prosecutor's request not to pursue charges against a former substitute teacher accused of having sex with a student.

Marsha J. Henderson of Malvern faced a felony sexual assault charge for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-boy in April 2006.  But the boy's family told Little Rock television station KTHV that prosecutors informed them there is not enough evidence against Henderson to take the case to trial. 

Henderson had been free on $3,000 bond.   She requested a jury trial after rejecting the state's offer of six years in prison and a fine in return for a guilty plea.

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