The special-education teacher accused of molesting several young girls at the La Crescent Montessori School sat silently Wednesday in Houston County District Court and did not enter a plea.
37 year old Jason David Barker is accused of three counts each of second-degree and fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct. A judge scheduled an omnibus hearing for Feb. 27. Thats where attorneys discuss evidence and testimony as they prepare for trial.
Barker has been released on bond in Houston County. He is barred from leaving Minnesota, but the judge gave him permission to travel to La Crosse for banking and shopping as long as he doesn’t drive through La Crescent.