The trial against former JSerra Catholic High School Spanish teacher Ricardo Aldana accused of having sex with a student has been pushed back yet again, this time until the new year.
Each time the trial is set to start, the defense attorney for Aldana requests a continuance. The prosecution is ready to present its case, according to an Orange County District Attorney spokesman.
Aldana, a former Spanish teacher and soccer coach at JSerra, was arrested in December 2011 on suspicion of driving a student to his home in Dana Point, slipping her past unaware roommates and committing unlawful sex acts.
He is facing seven felony counts of lewd acts on a child. If convicted, Aldana faces seven years in prison.
The trial has been put off now for more than a year. The new trial date is Jan. 6, 2014.