Teacher accused of sex abuse starts trial

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The trial has started in a case involving a Klamath County School teacher charged with sexual abuse.

51-year-old Rick Lynn Hollenbeak is accused of molesting a 14-year-old female relative between 2005 and 2008.

NBC-2 reports Klamath County District Attorney Sharon Forster said the Hollenbeak allegedly put his hand down the victim’s pants when he thought she was asleep. The defense reportedly claims the alleged victim was upset Hollenbeak tried to break up her relationship with a boyfriend.