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Former Midland University Athletic Director Pleads Not Guilty to all Charges

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Former Midland University Athletic Director Pleads Not Guilty to all Charges

By Emily Szink. CREATED Sep 9, 2013

The former Midland University Athletic Director accused of offering money to young female athletes for sex went before a judge on Monday after waiving his rights to a preliminary trail in July. 

On Monday in district court Dannelly pleaded not guilty to all charges being brought against him.  33-year-old Dannelly is charged with felony pandering, making terroristic threats and two misdemeanor counts of solicitation of prostitution.

Dannelly spent just over a year as Midland University's Athletic Director, from August of 2011 until his resignation in December of 2012 after allegations surfaced about Dannelly soliciting sex from student athletes. 

Midland then launched a seven month investigation.  Court documents show Jason Dannelly offered two girls attending the university money for sexual contact.  He's also accused of threatening to harm one student if she told anyone about the deal. 

Dannelly’s defense team has 30 days to file pre-trial motions.