A former Gresham Choir teacher who was expected to take a plea deal Thursday to multiple child porn and sexual assault charges has backed out during his hearing in court. Timothy Schmidt, 70 was charged last april with 24 felony counts including sexual assault of a student and 19 counts of child pornography. Schmidt resigned from the school district amid investigation in 2017. He has since been held on a $100,000 cash bond. Since he backed out of his plea agreement there could be significant delay in proceedings if a new jury trial has to be scheduled. Schmidt’s new plea hearing date is set for October 30th.