A trial date of Mon., July 15 in the Mahoning County Courtroom of Judge Maureen Sweeney has been set for a former Center Middle School teacher who stands accused of three counts of date rape.
Jay Dana, 56, formerly of Walnut St., Boardman, was indicted by direct presentment on May 23. He entered a plea of not guilty during his arraignment on Tues., June 4.
Dana is accused of raping three woman, including on Sept. 10, 2006, between July 1 and July 31, 2006; and on or about May 10, 2011.
Each count of the indictment reads “The jurors of the Grand Jury of the State of Ohio...do find and present...that Jay Dana did engage in sexual conduct [with someone not a spouse]...and the woman’s ability to resist or consent is substantially impaired because of a mental or physical condition, or because of advanced age, and the said Jay Dana knows or has reasonable cause to believe that [the women’s] ability to resist or consent is substantially impaired...against the peace and dignity of the state of Ohio.”
Dana was employed with the Boardman Local Schools for 30 years. He abruptly left his position in May, 2011, before the ending of that school year.
Dana has retained J. Gerald Ingram, Esq., as counsel.