Todd Boldry appeared in the Starke Circuit Court for his initial hearing yesterday morning, where he faces charges of Child Seduction and Official Misconduct as Class D felonies.
Boldry pleaded not guilty to the charges against him, and his first pre-trial conference date has been set for Oct. 31 at 8 a.m. His second pre-trial conference date, and plea agreement deadline, has been set for Nov. 15 at 8 a.m.
A no-contact order is in place preventing Boldry from making contact with the female victim in the case. However, since Boldry is the biological father of her child, the defense made a motion to vacate the no-contact order to allow Boldry to see his child. The motion to vacate the no-contact order will be heard on Sept. 10 at 11:30 a.m.
Boldry was arrested Friday, Aug. 24 at the Knox Middle School on charges of Child Seduction and Official Misconduct as Class D Felonies. He was arrested amidst allegations of sexual misconduct with a student that occurred as early as 2007.
Knox Community School Superintendent A.J. Gappa confirmed that he has suspended Boldry with pay from his teaching position at the Knox Middle School pending further investigation. The suspension was initiated after police took him into custody last week. The school board will approve that action during the board’s next meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m.