Delay requested for final case review before Howell trial

 

DOVER — Wednesday’s scheduled final case review for a former Caesar Rodney High School teacher and wrestling coach indicted after an alleged sexual relationship with a female student in 2014 might be delayed.

Dickie Howell

Dickie Howell

The defense for Richard L. “Dickie” Howell II requested a continuance for the review last week and the matter was still pending, the Delaware Department of Justice said Monday.

A jury trial had been scheduled to open Sept. 8 in Kent County Superior Court.

On April 30, Mr. Howell, 51, of Wyoming, pleaded not guilty to 43 counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a child by a person in a position of trust, authority or supervision, and seven counts of sexual solicitation of a child.

Mr. Howell is represented by lawyer Alexander Funk; Deputy Attorney General Kathy Dickerson is prosecuting the case for the state.

Mr. Howell was indicted by a Kent County Grand Jury in early April. He resigned from the Caesar Rodney School District three days later.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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