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Friday, December 11, 2015 10:03 pm

Ex-Wayne teacher gets 3 years in prison for sex with 2 students

Jeff Wiehe | The Journal Gazette

Dalliances with two students – once at the same time – has cost a former Wayne High School teacher his freedom. 

At least for a while.

Ryen Wilson, 30, was handed a three-year sentence Friday in Allen Superior Court, having pleaded guilty this year to two counts of child seduction. 

Fort Wayne Community Schools officials removed Wilson from Wayne in March after details of his involvement with the students came to light. At that time, a female student told an Allen County Sheriff’s Department officer that during the 2013-14 school year, she was approached by a fellow student and asked to have sex with Wilson, according to court documents. 

This student said she and another student then went to Wilson’s classroom and they had sex.  

The other female student also told investigators she herself had sex with Wilson that day, as well as four other times. She said she began confiding in Wilson about personal matters during her junior year, the 2013-14 school year, according to court documents.

On one occasion, as she talked with him, Wilson moved to the seat next to her and started rubbing her leg. They then had sexual intercourse, according to court documents. 

Wilson then began texting one of those students so often that her boyfriend became jealous and she had to change her phone number, court documents said.

While 16 is the age of consent in Indiana, it is against the law for a teacher to have sex with a student who is between the ages of 16 and 18.  

Wilson was sentenced to four years in prison on each count, but five of those years were suspended.