Former teacher Anne N. Nelson-Koch, 74, faces 600 years in prison after she repeatedly sexually abused a teenage boy in Wisconsin.
“She would take the boy down the unnamed school’s basement to abuse him,” Daily Mail reports. “Nelson-Koch was 67 at the time and the boy was 14.”
Koch was convicted of 25 felony counts of sexual assault on one of her students throughout 2016 and 2017.
A jury convicted her last week at Monroe County Court after deliberating for five hours.
From News 9:
There were 25 felony counts brought against Anne N. Nelson-Koch related to the repeated sexual assaults of a 14-year-old male student. https://t.co/AJFJMMDApS
— News 9 WAOW (@WAOW) August 1, 2023
Daily Mail reports:
Prosecutors asked that Nelson-Koch be immediately remanded in custody ahead of sentencing on October 27. Judge Richard Radcliffe instead granted bail with a GPS monitor ahead of the hearing.
Monroe County District Attorney Kevin Croninger said she faces a sentence of up to six centuries behind bars.
Assistant District Attorney Sarah Skiles, the prosecutor in the case, added: ‘The victim of these crimes is an incredibly brave young man.
‘He spoke the truth, and the jury heard him loud and clear. We are so grateful to the jury for their dedication to finding the truth.’
Anne N. Nelson-Koch was convicted for her repeated sexual assaults of the boy in the basement of a private school in Tomah during the 2016-17 school year, authorities reported. https://t.co/sv89MBZZ8l
— Beaver Dam Daily Citizen (@BDCitizen) August 1, 2023
Wisconsin State Journal added:
The investigation was led by Investigator Paul Sloan of the Tomah Police Department.
“We could not have achieved this outcome without the victim’s strength and Investigator Sloan’s dedication and thorough investigation,” Skiles said
After the verdict, Skiles asked Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Richard Radcliffe to revoke Nelson-Koch’s bond and remand her to custody pending sentencing. Radcliffe, though, ordered Nelson-Koch released with GPS monitoring pending sentencing scheduled for Oct. 27. She faces more than 600 years in prison, Croninger said.