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What did the judge think?
A teacher who allegedly sexually assaulted one of her students on campus dozens of times was reportedly given a much lighter sentence because…she has such a good reputation around town? WTF?!
According to the criminal complaint Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel75 year old teacher Anne Nelson Koch is said to have forced one of her 14-year-old male students to perform sexual acts Tomah Baptist Academy in Wisconsin during the 2016-2017 academic year. The attacks also occurred during school hours. Wow.
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According to the outlet, the alleged sexual abuse only stopped when the teen left private school. While Anne initially didn’t try to contact the victim, they then bumped into each other by chance Walmart Some time later she sent him a Christmas card. On the other hand, they were in the same circle when they started attending the same church. That’s when Nelson-Koch’s former student went to the police in December 2021. In April 2022, authorities officially charged her with abuse Tomah Police Department Release via People.
The case finally went to trial in August of this year, where a jury found Anne guilty of 25 counts of sexual assault of a child, child enticement, exposure of genitals, exposure of intimate parts and intimidation of the victim had. For all of this she faced over 600 years in prison!
According to the police report, the deputy district attorney Sarah Skiles “attacked Nelson-Koch’s lack of remorse or remorse and called Nelson-Koch’s virtuous masquerade ‘a calculated attempt to hide her predatory tendencies.'” The prosecutor believed the teacher should serve 100 years in prison and 60 years probation, and determined the damage could not be reversed, but could be held accountable through a just punishment,” the PD reported. Skiles also argued that a lengthy sentence was necessary to “ensure that the seriousness of the sexual assault of a child in a school and the pain suffered by the victim are not ignored.”
Likewise, the victim’s father insisted that his son only came forward to make sure this didn’t happen to any other child and pleaded with the judge to keep the predator behind bars for the rest of her life.
Here’s the most disturbing and shocking part…
Monroe County District Court Judge Richard Radcliffe Ultimately, Anne only got 10 years in prison and 15 years of supervision! It has grown from over 600 YEARS to just a decade! Wow. Why the big change??
According to PD, the judge noted that the convicted pedophile was “not someone who would normally be” due to her educational and employment history. [seen] in the criminal justice system there is a risk of 600 years in prison.” Uhhh, what does that mean?? She was found guilty on several counts very disturbing crimes! Sounds like she’s exactly the right person to deal with this!
In determining the sentence, the judge then acknowledged that although the educator’s impact on the victim and his family was an “aggravating factor,” he believed that she had a reputation in the community as “nice,” “selfless.” “, “hardworking”. and “giving” were mitigating factors that helped reduce her sentence. Who the hell cares what reputation she had BEFORE she was convicted of sexual assault? That is absurd!!
Despite the insane justification for the shorter sentence, ADA Skiles praised the victim for speaking out, saying after the fact:
“I applaud him for his courage. Without his courage, Nelson-Koch would still be in the community.”
It’s good that the alleged predator will serve time, but we can’t believe why the judge was lenient with her. Thoughts?! Let us know (below)!
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