FAIRFIELD — A substitute teacher who faces criminal charges for allegedly abusing four second-graders in his David A. Weir Elementary School classroom had his upcoming jury trial postponed Thursday.
The teacher, Joe H. Yow, 52, of Suisun City, was set to stand trial next week. Judge Alesia Jones postponed the start of the trial to April 14.
Yow previously pleaded not guilty to four misdemeanor child abuse charges. Yow allegedly grabbed the children by their necks and throats on Oct. 18, 2012, as a method of escorting them to class. The children, all 7, told their parents about Yow’s alleged actions and the parents in turn told police, who arrested Yow at his home the next day.
None of the children were injured.
Yow has posted $3,000 bail to stay out of jail pending resolution of his case.
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