The defendant: Stefanie Dickinson, 37, former Ellicott school board member.
The allegations:Dickinson is accused of sending lewd text messages to a 14-year-old boy, and sexually
assaulting a 17-year-old boy.
What’s new: Dickinson on Wednesday morning pleaded not guilty to all counts. A judge set a June 25 date for her back-to-back trials in the separate cases. After the verdict on the sex assault charges, a new jury will be convened for a separate trial in the sexting case, 4th Judicial District Judge Gregory Werner told the court.
Dickinson attended the hearing with her husband and left the courtroom through a back door – though there were no television cameras to avoid.
Her attorney, Ted McClintock, said he remains “hopeful” there will be a disposition in the case before trial.
What’s next: Attorneys in the case will return March 21 to argue pre-trial motions, including a request by Dickinson to get back a cell phone and computers that were seized as part of the investigation. Dickinson won’t be required to attend.