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Former NorthWood teacher Brooke Wilson appears in court for initial hearing

Brooke Wilson faces a child seduction charge following allegations that she went out on two dates with a student. 

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 3:49 p.m.

GOSHEN — A former NorthWood High School teacher accused of child seduction appeared in Elkhart Superior Court 3 for her initial hearing Thursday afternoon, July 24. 

Brooke Wilson, 27, of Goshen, was charged in June following an investigation from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department

Judge George Biddlecome read Wilson the charge against her and asked her a series of questions, to which she responded quietly with her attorney, Thomas Leatherman, by her side. 

Biddlecome also scheduled Wilson’s trial date for 9 a.m. Jan. 12, 2015.

Wilson’s charge, a Class D felony, carries a potential sentence of between six months and three years in prison. 

According to the probable cause affidavit filed in her case, Wilson went out on two dates with a student between the ages of 16 and 18, in the spring of 2013.

During the dates, Wilson and the student engaged in “touching, fondling and kissing,” according to the affidavit.

The investigation was started following allegations of Wilson having engaged in inappropriate conduct with a student came out in October.

Wilson was arrested July 1 at her home, according to a spokeswoman for the Elkhart County Jail.

Wilson’s pretrial conference was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sept. 4.

Follow Elkhart Truth reporter Sharon Hernandez on Twitter at @Sharon_HT

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