APPLETON, WI (WTAQ) - A not guilty plea was entered Monday by a former Appleton West High School teacher's aide accused of having sex with a student.
44-year-old Laura Bates is facing two counts of sexual assault by a school staff member in Outagamie County. Bates allegedly had an ongoing relationship with a 17-year-old student.
That trial is set to begin October 22.
Bates is also facing four similar charges in Calumet County for incidents at her home with the same student. A status conference in that case is scheduled for July 8.