The coworker later reported the incident to administration after the June incident. She said she didn’t report the incident sooner because she wasn’t sure about what she saw.
“I didn’t know if what I saw is what I saw. I didn’t want to jump to conclusions,” she said.
After the June incident, the coworker said she had a conversation with Lyday and when she asked him if he did anything, he said “no.” He also said “he didn’t want to lose his license over this.” She did not ask him any questions after that.
District Judge Tracy Schumacher presided over the trial at the Cleveland County Courthouse.
Lydat’s sentence will be determined by Schumacher at a later date. A date has not yet been set for sentencing.