A former suburban St. Louis high school instructor implicated of raping a student in the 1990s now deals with charges of sexually assaulting 2 more student.
District attorneys dismissed the September indictment versus former Kirkwood High School teacher Christopher J. Stephens and charged the 54-year-old Glendale, Missouri, man by a brand-new complaint Friday. He now faces two counts of statutory rape, three counts of statutory sodomy, 2 counts of sexual assault and one count of deviate sexual assault, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
Defense lawyer Bill Margulis has formerly said that Stephens denies all former students’ accusations versus him.
Stephens is implicated of rape and sodomy in late 1997 and early 1998 at his high school office, the prop room at school and his home.
The decades-old allegations appeared after a former student went on social media to voice concerns and others stepped forward. The former student declared on a Facebook page for graduates in July that she was groomed and then abused starting when she was 13 in the late 1990s.
Stephens worked at the high school from 1991 till 1998, when he started working for St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley.