A former middle school counselor is found guilty of sex crimes involving a 13-year-old student.
Brooke Dinkel was facing 10 counts of rape and 10 counts of aggravated criminal sodomy. Officials tell KSAL News that a jury on Monday found the 33-year-old former Smoky Valley Middle School Counselor guilty of two counts of rape. She was acquitted of all the other charges.
The case stemmed from sexual encounters at Dinkel’s home with a student. She was a school counselor at the time, and the student was 13-years-old.
Officials say that during the trial Dinkel contended that the boy forced himself on her the first time. It happened when he was at her house helping her with a wallpaper project. She said after that she continued to have sexual encounters with the student because he was threatening to get her in trouble.