The date for the jury trial in Henry County Common Pleas Court for 28 year old Brian Kressbach of Napoleon has been set to begin on Monday, April 3rd. Kressback is the local teacher charged with 13 felony counts of sexual offenses involving victims under the age of 16.
Kressback appeared at the pre-trial conference before Judge John Collier wearing a gold jumpsuit from the northwest Ohio regional jail. He was handcuffed at the waist, and wore leg shackles. The defendant’s hair was cut very short, and he wore a beard. No motions were filed by either the defense or the state, who was represented by prosecuting attorney Gwen Howe Gebers (gay-burrs). Another pre-trial conference is set for March 10th, to iron-out any issues before the trial gets underway. Prosecutor Gebers reports all three victims in this case were interviewed by Napoleon Police, along with the Henry County Department of Children’s Services. Kressback entered pleas of not-guilty to all charges as his initial arraignment following the grand jury indictment.