Former Mount St. Mary teachers going to trial

Kelly O'Rourke

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - Two former Mount Saint Mary employees were in court Friday morning. Kelly O'Rourke is accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage student and Kathy Griffin reportedly knew about the relationship but didn't tell authorities.

Both women pleaded not guilty to their charges. Their trial has been set for January 29th.

Kelly O'Rourke was fired as teacher and coach in March after being accused of an inappropriate relationship with a student, who police say is now an adult. Kathy Griffin was fired at the same time for failing to report the relationship.

The victim told her parents she had a relationship with the coach since 2010. She was 16-years-old when the alleged relationship began.

O'Rourke has been charged with first degree sexual assault. Griffin has been charged with failure to notify by mandated report.

To read the original story on the investigation, click here.

To read statements released by Mount St. Mary, click here and here.