Horlick Teacher Enters Not Guilty Plea for Child Enticement
Thomas Adams waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday and plead not guilty to a single charge of child enticement.
Horlick High School gym teacher Thomas Adams plead not guilty Wednesday to a single charge of child enticement.
Adams, 61, was charged Feb. 14 after a 15-year-old student reported that he made inappropriate comments to her about trading good grades for exposing herself to him.
He appeared in court with his defense attorney, Pat Cafferty, and waived his preliminary hearing, which automatically binds him over for trial. In a clear voice, Adams confirmed that he had not been threatened to sign the waiver form, and he understood what the form explained.
According to the criminal complaint, the girl told police that Adams allegedly told her “you’re sexy,” “you’re going to get me fired,” “(expletive), you’re sexy.” He also made remarks about her clothing, and physical appearance.
Assistant District Attorney Randall Schneider told Court Commissioner Alice A. Rudebusch the state has not made any offer to Adams.
"I have to have a conversation with the victim's family," he said.
Adams is free after posting a $20,000 cash bond. He will have a pre-trial conference on April 12. He will also have a bond hearing on March 11.