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Pickerel Awaiting Trial Date in King County

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KENNEWICK, Wash.--A former Kennewick High School teacher accused of child sex abuse is waiting for a trial date in King County.

Officials with the King County Prosecutor's office said Bill Pickerel's next court appearance will be December 27th.

That's when a trial date will be set. Pickerel pleaded innocent in King County Superior Court to child sexual abuse charges involving students he took on trips from the Tri-Cities to Seattle.

Originally, Pickerel was scheduled to appear in Benton County Court today on similar charges.