Former DWU student pleads not guilty to rape chargeKristopher Wilson, a former DWU basketball player, is accused of having sex with a female victim on Jan. 20 who was unable to give consent.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
A former Dakota Wesleyan University student accused of raping a female student on campus has pleaded not guilty.
Kristopher Wilson, 23, entered a written arraignment and plea of not guilty Tuesday morning during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. His trial is scheduled for May.
Wilson, a former DWU basketball player, is accused of having sex with a female victim on Jan. 20 who was unable to give consent. He was a DWU student at the time but has since left the school, according to the university.
Court documents say the alleged victim was “extremely intoxicated” and “in and out of consciousness” at the time. Wilson was arrested Jan. 21. The Mitchell law firm Tinan, Smith and Bucher has been appointed to defend Wilson.
Court documents also indicate Wilson has posted bond and has been released from jail on the condition he have no contact with the victim. He appeared in court Tuesday dressed in a shirt and tie.