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Lang's Trial On Hold
Wednesday Jan 10, 2018 9:33am
Centreville, MI

By: Mike Stiles


(CENTREVILLE) – The trial of a former Sturgis High School teacher charged with criminal sexual conduct has been put on hold for a few weeks.

St. Joseph County Circuit Court personnel say that a status conference for 38 year old Keith Lang was adjourned on Monday, and a motion hearing was scheduled for February 9.

Lang is charged with two counts of fourth degree criminal sexual conduct. He was arrested in January 2017 after an investigation into alleged inappropriate relations with students that dated back to 2006.

Lang remains free on bond.

He was initially charged with three counts of fourth degree criminal sexual conduct; and one count each of distributing or promoting child sexually abusive activity; using a computer to commit a crime; possession of child sexually abusive material; and distributing sexually explicit visual or verbal matter of children.

Lang was set to enter a no contest plea in September 2017 but District Court Judge Jeffrey Middleton would not accept it as presented. As part of the plea, Lang would not have served any jail time and after five years could have withdrawn his plea and entered a plea of assault and battery. That would have kept Lang off the sex offender registry.
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