Nursing Instructor Sexually Assaulted Student: Jurors

The North County nursing instructor was convicted Monday on charges of sexual battery by restraint, false imprisonment and drug possession.

Jurors found Kelley Edward Edley, 41, guilty of sexually assaulting three women including a co-worker and a student, according to our media partners the North County Times.

Edley was arrested on charges of assault with intent to commit rape, sexual battery and false imprisonment, Vista sheriff's Detective Dave Brannan said.

“In each case, he held a position of “trust” over the victims, or was a coworker,” Sgt. Art Wager said at the time of Edley's arrest in December 2009.

In two of the three cases the victims were acquainted with Edley either as co-workers at health care facilities or a teacher/student relationship at Kaplan College in Vista.

Edley was found not guilty of assault with intent to commit rape in connection with one victim and the judge dismissed the other count in that case, a felony sexual battery, according to Edley's defense attorney Rich Berkon. That charge then became a misdemeanor.

Edley's sentencing date is set for Oct. 12.

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