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Katilyn Wilkes, a dance instructor from Trumbull County, is facing charges after police say she raped a child and 12 counts of rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition.
Katilyn Wilkes is 19 years old.
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An Ohio dance instructor is accused of repeatedly raping a student who was under the age of 13.
According to Trumbull County court records, Kaitlyn Wilkes, 19, of Vienna, is charged with 12 counts of rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition.
An official with the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office tells PEOPLE Wilkes had been an instructor at a dance school where she’d previously been a student and was fired after the accusations surfaced.
WKBN, citing Trumbull County Assistant Prosecutor Diane Barber, reports the alleged rapes occurred between December 2021 and February 2022 at four locations in the county.
According to the Tribune Chronicle, Barber said in court that each rape count carries a sentence of 25 years to life in prison. The outlet reports that Barber said that Wilkes had authority over the alleged victim as an instructor.
As court records show, Wilkes pleaded not guilty to the charges during a Wednesday arraignment. Her bond was set at $250,000, and she was ordered not to have contact with anyone under 18 and was forbidden from using social media.
She is next due in court for a pretrial hearing on July 20.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or go to rainn.org.