Leung’s yearbook, phone among evidence to be used in trial

  • Former Concord teacher Howie Leung appeared in court in Woburn, Mass., on Nov. 6, 2019.

  • Former Concord teacher Howie Leung appeared in court in Woburn, Mass., on Nov. 6, 2019. Eileen O'Grady—For the Monitor

For the Monitor
Published: 11/6/2019 2:10:54 PM

Former Concord teacher Howie Leung’s personal property, including a 16GB memory card, a yearbook and an Apple iPhone that was located in a basement bedroom will be used as evidence against him during his trial on sexual assault charges.

In addition, prosecutors compiled a DVD of approximately 524 photographs gathered during the forensic examination process, court records show.

However, the prosecutor and Leung’s attorney are still waiting for other pieces of electronic evidence to become available that will be used as evidence in his trial, which is scheduled for June 2020.

The incomplete picture of evidence in the case against Leung led to the continuation of a hearing in Middlesex Superior Court, which was rescheduled Wednesday for the second time.

Judge Joshua Wall approved defense attorney Ghazi Al-Marayati’s request to change the date of the compliance hearing and suggested that the new date, Jan. 17, 2020, will be the deadline for filing any motions related to the case. Leung remained quiet during the hearing and did not address the court.

Leung is accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a former Concord student during the summers of 2015 and 2016 at the Fessenden Summer ELL Program in Newton, Mass., when the student was 13 and 14 years old, according to court documents.

Leung is facing two charges of aggravated rape of a child with a 10-year age difference, two charges of aggravated indecent assault and battery on a child under age 14, and two counts of aggravated indecent assault and battery on a person age 14 or older.

He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Leung, who wore a green plaid shirt and khaki slacks on Wednesday, will next appear in court for the rescheduled compliance hearing on Jan. 17, 2020. His final pre-trial conference is scheduled for May 28, and the trial is slated to begin on June 8.

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