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Trial dates set for former Rhinelander school janitor in sexual assault caseSubmitted: 02/15/2019
Trial dates set for former Rhinelander school janitor in sexual assault case
Story By Lane Kimble

RHINELANDER - A former contracted janitor accused of sexually assaulting a Rhinelander student appears headed for a trial.

Stavros Iliopoulos appeared in Oneida County Court on Friday afternoon.  Attorneys told Judge Michael Bloom they had not reached a plea deal.  Bloom decided to schedule one final pre-trial conference for late August before a two-day jury trial was set for Sept. 4 and 5.

In late November, police said Iliopoulos, 65, took a girl into a dark closet and hugged, kissed, and touched her inappropriately at Northwoods Community Elementary School, a public charter school in Harshaw.

Iliopoulos worked for a contracted company, Victory Janitorial, at the time.


"This is a very serious situation that occurred in a school," said Oneida Co. Sheriff's Capt. Terri Hook told Newswatch 12 at the time of the arrest. "A student had reported to a teacher that there had been some inappropriate contact between herself and, obviously, Mr. Iliopoulos."

Iliopoulos is in custody on a $50,000 cash bond. He faces up to 91 years in prison if convicted on all three felony counts.

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