YIR: St. Helens teacher indicted on 32 counts of sex abuse
YEAR IN REVIEW — A former St. Helens teacher was arrested in May on criminal charges after law enforcement received a tip that he had engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old girl.
Kyle Jarred Wroblewski, a former social studies teacher and coach at the high school, was arrested in May on charges of first-degree official misconduct, contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor, and third-degree sexual abuse. He was immediately placed on leave from the district.
In August, school officials reported that Wroblewski was no longer employed by the district, but did not specify when his employment ended. Wroblewksi was arraigned in July on new charges after his initial arrest and is facing 32 counts of sexual abuse in the second degree, two counts of official misconduct in the first degree, and one count of contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor, after a grand jury heard the case, according to court documents.
As the case made its way through Columbia County Circuit Court, Wroblewski was out of custody on a conditional release that was approved in May, but was later arrested on two separate occasions. He was picked up in August on charges of contempt of court. He is currently being held at Columbia County Jail on $1.02 million bail, according to court records, with a security payment of $102,000 required after he allegedly violated the conditions of his release by contacting the victim and coming within 500 feet of the high school.
Court filings indicate legal counsel was expected to meet with Judge Ted Grove this month to discuss a trial schedule for next year. A settlement conference is also tentatively scheduled for Jan. 25.