James Wilder, 47, a middle school teacher at the Lindbergh School District has been charged in connection to allegedly sexually assaulting a student over 15-years ago. Charges include 6-counts of 2nd Degree Statutory Sodomy that include oral sex of a 16-year old between August 1996 and September 1997. At the time, the victim was a Lindbergh HS sophomore and at the time, Wilder was his cross country and track coach. Wilder was arrested at his current school, Sperreng Middle School on Tuesday. Reportedly, the police questioned Wilder in 2008 but were lacking evidence. The school district suspended him but later reinstated him. A letter about the arrest went out to parents, late Tuesday by the school district.
If other victims wish to come forward, please contact the St. Louis County Police Dept. 314-889-2341.
Bond has been set at $50,000 cash only.