Trial Set for Former Capital High School Principal

Feb 24, 2015

A former Kanawha County principal is scheduled to stand trial in March on a misdemeanor charge of failing to report a sexual assault allegation.

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Former Capital High School principal Clinton Giles pleaded not guilty on Tuesday. Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge Carrie Webster scheduled Giles' trial for March 23. He will remain free on a personal recognizance bond.

The 64-year-old Giles retired after he was charged on Feb. 3.

Prosecutors say a 15-year-old female student told a counselor at the school on Jan. 26 that she was sexually assaulted by a male student. Giles is accused of taking no action that day after the counselor reported the alleged assault to him.

Charleston police have charged a 17-year-old male student with second-degree sexual assault.