Former St. Helens teacher facing sex abuse charges back behind bars
A former St. Helens teacher facing more than 30 counts of sex abuse charges was arrested last week on new contempt of court charges, according to Columbia County Jail records.
Kyle Jarred Wroblewski, 44, was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 21, marking his second arrest this month. Wroblewski is facing 32 counts of second-degree sexual abuse, two counts of official misconduct and contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor. He was conditionally released earlier this year during pre-trial proceedings.
Wroblewski remains in custody as of Wednesday, Aug. 29. Bail is set at $102,000.
Wroblewski was a social studies teacher at St. Helens High School when he was arrested in May after St. Helens Police Department received a tip about him allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old, who was later identified as a student. Court documents indicated the relationship may have gone on for several months.
Wroblewski was arrested Aug. 10 for violating his release conditions by allegedly contacting the victim and coming within 500 feet of the high school, court records indicate. District Attorney Jeff Auxier said he believed Wroblewski also posed a flight risk based on a series of text messages, court records also state.
Two days later, Wroblewski was released after a third party posted bail for him, court records show.
During court proceedings in July, Auxier asked the judge to consider modification of the conditions of his release, which previously required Wroblewski to not contact the victim and stay away from St. Helens High School and the residential street where the victim lives, among other restrictions.
Wroblewski was scheduled to appear in court last Thursday in front of Columbia Circuit Judge Jenefer Grant, but both parties stipulated to cancel the hearing and modify the pre-trial release conditions. It's not clear at this time what changes have been made to the release conditions.
A trial date has not been set for Wroblewski.