A colorful room where instrument lessons are held at the Dixon Music Studio remains empty Tuesday, after police arrested 34-year-old Corey Wilkins Saturday on 15 different charges, accused of lewd acts with children.
“We believe there are at least five victims,” Dixon Police Chief John Cox said.
“We are in shock,” music studio owner Jamee Wall said. “I hired him 10 years ago, he passed a background check.”
Dixon police learned of Wilkin’s alleged behavior when an acquaintance came to the department stating Wilkins had told her what he did to various victims, mostly boys between the ages of 9 and 17.
FOX40 learned that Wilkins taught dozens of students within the past decade. Yet, Dixon police know of five victims, none of whom are Wilkin’s students.
“They are his close friends and family,” Chief Cox said. “Our investigation now is in to the music school. We’re concerned they could possibly be more victims since he had access to children behind closed doors.”
Due to the nature of his job and contact with children, a Solano County Superior Court judge set bail at $500,000.
Wilkins is not a registered sex offender and has no prior criminal record, other than a misdemeanor.
In a town with a population of 18,000 people, and only 12 registered sex offenders, justice is being looked at with a magnifying glass.
The 34-year-old Dixon resident is scheduled to be in court again at the end of April.