Starting today (June 6th) F. Leon Wilson is a defendant in a second trial where he has been charged with “gross sexual conduct.” The first trial ended in a hung jury on February 29th. Wilson is facing 20 years on three counts of gross sexual imposition involving two of his students, ages four and seven (at the time of the accusation).
The prosecution presented unconvincing evidence in the first trial and will have to answer to the fact that no physical DNA was found, no camera footage, no audio of 911 call, nor were there any witnesses to these allegations. Wilson has told the media that all of his lessons are held in public view and that he has only made contact with his students in a celebratory and affirmative fashion. There was also a polygraph screening that will not be admitted, but Wilson’s passing of that test is something he has made public. As part of the investigation, there was a DNA print taken and the results of that information will be discussed in the second trial. Wilson took the stand in the first trial and presumably will stand again in his defense.
Wilson maintains his innocence and had formerly rejected a plea bargain. The trial will be held in the Delaware County Court and the proceedings will last throughout the week.
Chess Coach Wilson facing trial July 14th
Trial in progress for Coach Leon Wilson
Wilson retrial set for June 6th