Teacher accused of sex assault

October 30, 2009 3:30:40 PM PDT
An Antioch grade school teacher pleaded not guilty to charges that he sexually assaulted a former student.Wes Owens entered the plea in court Thursday.

Prosecutors say he had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl from March 1997 to April 1999.

He was arrested in September after police investigated a tip from a former teacher at Antioch Middle School who is now in prison for child porn charges.

Owens is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.