Former teacher's trial delayed

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SALT LAKE CITY -- The trial for a former West High School teacher has been delayed.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports attorneys for Jose Fanjul have filed a motion to dismiss the sexual abuse case against him because it's "impossible" for him to get a fair trial.

The motion claims prosecutors purposely waited until last week to charge two potential defense witnesses with lying under oath about having sex with the same 17-year-old girl who allegedly had sex with Fanjul.

Fanjul is charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse. The defense argued earlier that Fanjul is the victim and the girl making these accusations is a "predator."

A special hearing to decide whether to grant the dismissal motion will be held Friday.

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