The trial for Michael Edward Wilson, accused of nine sex crimes in Wenatchee, has been rescheduled to July 25, following a continuance granted in April of this year. Wilson, now facing charges that include second-degree rape, had two alleged victims, both male and aged 23 and 27, file sexual assault protection orders against him on April 5, 2023.
The 69-year-old defendant's alleged abuse of the two men reportedly took place between 2020 and 2021, primarily at Wilson's residence on Burchvale Road, where he held bible study sessions with the victims. Arrested on November 8, 2022, Wilson was released on bail under certain conditions after his lawyer successfully petitioned for a reduction from $1 million to $750,000.
Wilson, who retired from his position as a middle-school-to-high-school transition counselor for the Wenatchee School District in 2019, has maintained his plea of 'not guilty' to the charges brought against him. The trial delay allows additional time for preparation and further investigation into the case.