LEICESTER, Mass. — A new trial date of May 13 has been set for former Leicester Middle School teacher David Gilman on charges that he raped a student.
While originally scheduled for April 22, at Gilman's final pre-trial hearing Thursday at Worcester Superior Court, Justice Janet Kenton-Walker set Gilman's trial for a new date of May 13.
Assistant District Attorney Courtney Sans said she expects the trial to last three to five days, depending on jury involvement.
Gilman, 44, of Brookfield, faces three counts of aggravated indecent assault and battery, and one count of aggravated rape of a minor under 14 years old.
Gilman, who taught sixth- seventh- and eighth-grade music at the middle school for more than a decade, was arrested Dec. 18, 2009. His arrest was based on allegations from a student's mother and information offered by school officials.
He was immediately suspended, pending investigation and trial.
Gilman pleaded not guilty in March 2010 in East Brookfield District Court. During his arraignment, he was ordered to surrender his teaching certificate and passport.
The judge also ordered that Gilman could not have unsupervised contact with children under 16.