Preliminary Hearing for Dinkins Postponed to September
Former William Tennent High School Music Teacher Tyrone Dinkins faces 16 counts of felony and misdemeanor charges that include unlawful contact with a minor and indecent assault.
The preliminary hearing for former William Tennent music teacher Tyrone Dinkins has been moved from August 10 to September 28, 9:15 a.m. at the Warminster district court, according to court documents.
Dinkins turned himself over to authorities Tuesday afternoon for arraignment after the Bucks County District Attorney's office issued a warrant for his arrest. According to the affidavit, eight female students ranging in age from 16 to 19 years old accused the high school choral director of inappropriate sexual behavior.
The investigation by Warminster officers resulted in 16 criminal counts, including two felony charges of unlawful conatct with a minor, four misdemeanor counts of corruption of minors, four misdemeanor charges of indecent assault without consent and six counts of harassment through lewd language.
Bail has been set at $800,000, but Dinkins remains at the Bucks County correctional facility because of his inability to pay the 10 percent bond.
Meanwhile, the William Tennent Madrigals were scheduled to arrive at JFK airport at 1:15 p.m. today and make their return home from the overseas concert tour during the 2012 Olympics in London.