LARGO | Former Lakewood High School band director Raphael McLean went on trial this week, accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student in his office inside the band room.

But his attorney, Val Shealey, offered a novel defense: that McLean had sex there with an adult, not a student; specifically with a guidance counselor.

And on Wednesday that guidance counselor, Danielle Johnson, testified, "I performed oral sex on Mr. McLean in his office." She said she did so twice, in the winter of 2010.

She said she was testifying because "I just want to do what's right." Afterward, she went to school board headquarters and resigned.

For the defense, Johnson's testimony provided a possible explanation of why McLean's semen was found on the desk and chair in his office because of a secret encounter with a fellow adult, not a criminal encounter with a child.

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