CLEARWATER, Fla. - The hope was they would have a jury seated by early afternoon. Hope and reality turned out to be two different things.
By late Wednesday afternoon, both sides were still questioning potential jurors. The case itself most likely to blame-- A child, the victim of sex crimes.
According to the state, back in 2008 former teacher Michael Lander convinced his wife that a 12-year-old student of his was in a terrible family situation and that they should take her into their home in Land O Lakes.
Investigators say though, after being tipped off by the wife, they discovered that an inappropriate relationship had developed between Lander and the victim.
One juror said that when he heard what the charges were, "my blood started to boil."
Another told the judge that a member of her family had been sexually abused.
Yet another told Judge Keith Meyer, even without having heard any evidence there was no way they could be impartial.
Lander is now on trial facing four sex crime charges. The trial is expected to last several days.
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