Teacher with county ties faces charge in Rawlins

Apr 5, 2012 Staff and wire reports

A Rawlins High School teacher with ties to three Fremont County school districts and a U.S. Senator's office is accused of kissing and asking for a sexual favor from a teenage student.

Forty-three-year-old Scott Allen Wilson is accused of four incidents of sexual contact with the student, ranging from when she was 15 until she was 17.

Wilson entered a plea of "not guilty" Monday but didn't say anything else during the hearing.

Prior to his teaching job in Rawlins, Wilson was a school teacher in Fremont County School District 1 in Lander and at Fremont County District 38 in Arapahoe. In recent years he also was an assistant track and field coach at Riverton High School, but he was not a teacher in Riverton District 25.

Wilson also is a former staff member for U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi. He last worked for the senator about six years ago, according to Enzi communication director Coy Knobel.

The last alleged incident happened in December 2011, when the student said she performed oral sex in exchange for an A-plus in Wilson's social studies class.

Wilson will go on trial within 180 days unless the charges are dropped or a deal is reached between prosecutors and his attorney.

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