Lebanon Reporter

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June 6, 2014

Frankfort coach pleads not guilty to charges

Frankfort High School basketball coach allegedly had sex on multiple occasions with student when she was 16 years oldFormal charges filed Wednesday against Frankfort High School varsity boys basketball coach Thomas Weeks allege that he had sex in his garage with a female student on multiple occasions last summer while she was 16 years old.

Weeks, who also teaches history at FHS, pleaded not guilty in Clinton Circuit Court to all six counts of child seduction he faces, including four Class D felonies and two Class C felonies.

Clinton County Prosecutor Tony Sommer said the severity of each charge correlates with the precise sexual contact alleged.“It used to be in the state of Indiana that all crimes of child seduction were D felonies, but the legislature included an enhancement based on the nature of the sexual contact,” Sommer said. “If the sexual contact involves contact in the nature of intercourse, the penalty is now enhanced to a C felony.”That enhancement took effect July 1, Deputy Prosecutor Laura Zeman said, which is why Weeks was only charged with two Class C felonies for allegedly engaging in oral and vaginal sex with the student between July 1 and Aug. 31.

He was charged with two Class D felonies for oral and vaginal sex that allegedly took place between June 1 and June 30 last year, prior to the state’s new enhancement provision.

The two remaining Class D felonies allege fondling or touching of a sexual nature.

Defense attorney Kent Moore declined to comment on behalf of his client.

Clinton Circuit Court Judge Brad Mohler issued a no-contact order between Weeks and the girl involved. He scheduled a jury trial for Sept. 23 at 8:30 a.m.

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