Trial Begans for Teacher Accused of Raping Deaf Student

Trial Begans for Teacher Accused of Raping Deaf Student

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(KSL News) -- A trial began today for a college teacher accused of raping his deaf student.

Sign language instructor Roger Wilkins of Lehi pleaded not guilty to sex abuse, rape and sodomy charges.

His 18- year- old student claims he raped her while while she lived with his family last May. She says she told Wilkins "no" in sign language, but he assaulted her anyway.

The trial should last through Friday.

Wilkins was convicted of molesting two boys in 1994, during a summer camp for deaf children.

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