DENVER (CBS4) – A high school basketball coach is on trial, accused of having sex with his students.

Police arrested Wesley Specht last year after the alleged sexual relationships with three different girls. He’s now facing seven felony counts.

At least one of the women says Specht shouldn’t be in trouble, admitting she instigated the relationship. That testimony on Tuesday could be some of the most damaging to the defense’s case because it showed how intertwined the alleged relationships between Specht and his victims had become.

On Wednesday investigators revealed dozens of sexually explicit text messages that they say were exchanged between Specht and his victims. Prosecutors also showed pictures that Specht saved on his computer.

The incidents all are believed to have happened while Specht was a contract coach at Alameda High School. He’s accused of using his position to contact underage girls. He’s also accused of having sexual contact with some of the victims on school property.

The biggest day in the case is likely to happen Thursday. A judge is expected to get a decision from Specht as to whether or not he will testify in his own case.


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