Chess instructor’s sexual assault trial enters second day

DELAWARE, OH (WCMH)– An alternate juror in trial of a chess teacher has been excused by Delaware County Judge Everett Krueger. The juror revealed she works with the parent of one of the alleged victims.

First on the witness stand in the sexual abuse case for a chess teacher was the detective who arrested 62-year-old Freddy Leon Wilson.

Wilson is charged with three counts of Gross Sexual Imposition.

Delaware County Sheriff Detective Jason Campbell told the jury he arrested Wilson as soon as he came back into the U.S. to protect the public.

Saying his concern was for Wilson’s alleged victims and other students he taught chess.

Wilson owned two chess companies and taught students at both public and private schools.

The parents of a 7-year-old girl, the county alleges is one of two victims, told jurors about what their daughter said.

“We got a text saying Coach Wilson had been arrested,” the father said.

The parents said that was at night and they questioned their daughter at breakfast.

Initially her father said they were supportive of Wilson and the allegations.

“When you asked her reaction if she had ever been touched what did she say?” said Assistant Delaware County Prosecutor Doug Dumolt.  “She put her head down on the table and started to cry, and said it happened once,” her father said. “The worst thing I thought could happen, happened,” he said.

Wilson defense attorney questioned Detective Campbell about why investigators gathering the 4-year-old alleged victim’s clothes, but did not test them for all DNA tests. He said only Touch DNA tests were run and they were inconclusive. Campbell said Touch DNA determines only the gender from a test sample.

This is the second day for Wilson’s trial. On Tuesday the parents of the 4-year-old and medical experts from Nationwide Children’s Hospital told jurors about what the young girl told them. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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