LEICESTER, Mass. — The trial date for the former Leicester Middle School music teacher accused of raping a student will have to wait until after Nov. 18, it was decided in Worcester District Court Wednesday.
David Gilman, 44, of Brookfield, faces one count of aggravated rape of a minor under 14-years-old, and three counts of aggravated indecent assault and battery.
Gilman was first arrested on Dec. 18, 2009, after allegations from a student's mother were brought to the Leicester Police Department's attention. School officials also offered information on the allegations.
Gilman was immediately suspended, pending investigation and trial.
After Gilman pleaded not guilty to the charges at his arraignment in March 2010, the drawn-out case has been continually delayed as a forensic expert reviewed computer evidence for the defense.
According to prosecuting attorney Courtney Sans, that review has now been completed and Nov. 18 will be the final date to set a trial.
If convicted of all charges, Gilman could face up to life in prison.