Jury Trial Set in Case Against Former Substitute Teacher

CHILLICOTHE, MO – The Gilman City man accused of multiple charges of harassment and assault of students while he served as a substitute teacher in Harrison County is set for a two-day jury trial in Livingston County.

Fifty-nine year old Stephen Marshall requested a change of venue earlier this month.  The Honorable Ryan Horsman set the case for jury trial on November 29th and 30th.  

When the case was initially filed last year, it was alleged that Marshall had physical contact with six female students between the ages of 12 and 13 years old between August, 2020 and December, 2021 at South Harrison High School. The Information filed against Marshall said the contact was offensive or provocative and caused emotional distress to the students.  Marshall was later indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on eight felony counts of harassment and nine misdemeanor counts of assault.

If convicted on all charges, the maximum penalty which Marshall would face is over 32 years in prison.