As summer begins, Oklahoma students and teachers have reached the end of a school year that saw a number of allegations of student sexual abuse by school employees.
Charges of Sexual Abuse
An elementary assistant principal was charged with four counts of lewd molestation against young boys. An Oklahoma City alternative school teacher was accused of showing nude photos of himself to a student.
A high school baseball coach was arrested on complaints of forcible oral sodomy, rape by instrumentation and first-degree rape based on accusations that he began a sexual relationship in 2001 with a girl who was an eighth-grader when the sexual contact began.
Most recently, an ex-custodian at an Oklahoma high school confessed to authorities that he sexually abused a 16-year-old student on school grounds over the course of the past six months. After the allegations, Jay High School custodian Adam Wolfe was suspended from his job and later resigned.
According to an affidavit for Wolfe's arrest, he initially befriended the alleged victim by giving her candy and soft drinks. Wolfe is accused of raping and sexually abusing the student in the custodial office, an art classroom, and a computer classroom beginning in December 2009 and continuing throughout the school year.
The affidavit states that Wolfe told authorities that he was "unable to resist" the student, and that she objected to each of his sexual encounters with her over the six month period. He says that he did occasionally stop the sexual contact because he felt guilty when his accuser said he was hurting her.
Legal Defense Strategies
Wolfe is charged with a number of crimes in the sexual abuse of the student, including with four counts of second-degree rape, three counts of second-degree rape by instrumentation, three counts of forcible oral sodomy and three counts of sexual battery. Those accused of Oklahoma sex crimes need the expertise of an Oklahoma rape defense attorney to ensure their right to a fair trial.