Mark Christopher Litton, the Miramonte High School English teacher accused of having sex with a minor, plead not guilty to five charges against him.
Litton, 34, is accused of having sex with a 2009 Miramonte graduate in July at his home in Walnut Creek. The student was 17 years old at the time of the alleged sex.
The former Miramonte student recently came forward to report the crime. Litton was arrested shortly thereafter on September 10 at the Miramonte campus.
Litton is currently in jail, being held on $270,000 bail, while he awaits his return to court to set a preliminary hearing date.