A former lake area teacher accused of molesting students is scheduled for trial next month. According to Casenet, a court trial for Mark Edwards will be heard beginning November 19th. The trial is currently scheduled to last through the 21st. Edwards allegedly had sexual contact with two students while employed with the School of the Osage District. The incidents took place in July of 2017 and April of 2018. The charges against him are statutory sodomy – deviate sexual intercourse involving a person under the age of 14, two counts of sexual contact with a student, and third-degree child molestation involving a child under 14.