SALINA, Kan. (AP) – A former Kansas middle school counselor has been convicted of raping a male student who was doing work at her home.
The Salina Journal reports jurors deliberated about three hours Monday before finding 33-year-old Brooke Dinkel guilty on two counts. She was acquitted of eight counts of rape and 10 of aggravated criminal sodomy.
Witnesses in the trial testified the boy was 13 when he and Dinkel first had sex in late 2012. The boy, now 14, testified their last sexual contact before Dinkel’s arrest took place in March 2013.
Dinkel, who worked at Smoky Valley Middle School in Lindsborg, testified the boy forced himself on her the first time they had sex. She said she continued the encounters because the boy was threatening to get her in trouble.