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Appeals court says it won't allow molester to sue victim's parents


A teacher convicted of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old Pierce County boy can't mitigate her responsibility by claiming his parents failed to adequately supervise him, according to an appeals court decision.

In a 5-page decision filed Sept. 14, the District III Court of Appeals upheld a decision by Pierce County Judge Robert Wing and rejected Ann Knopf's claims against the Prescott boy's parents.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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