Arraignment postponed in sex abuse case involving school district instructor

An arraignment was postponed today in the case of a Hutchison High School instructor and Fairbanks North Star Borough School District employee.

34-year-old Claude Fowlkes is charged with 7 counts of Sexual Abuse of a minor in the first degree after allegedly assaulting a 15-year-old male student during his time at the high school.

Today Fowlkes addressed the judge saying that his family was securing him an attorney in the case.

Furthermore Fowlkes asked the judge to address other District employees who were in the court room at the time of the arraignment.

An arraignment with Fowlkes' chosen counsel is set for Thursday.