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Richard Laqua, along with attorney Lawrence Kropp, listen to the charges Wednesday in Southeast District Court in Jamestown. Keith Norman / Forum Communications

Bail set for Jamestown teacher accused of sexual assault

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JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Bail was set at $5,000 for veteran teacher Richard Allen Laqua, 54, Jamestown, who was formally charged with two Class C felonies Wednesday.

Laqua was charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of luring a minor by computer or other electronic means. He is accused of touching the buttocks of a juvenile girl over the age of 15 as well as sending her explicit text messages on Nov. 7.

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