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Substitute teacher accused of improper relations with 13-year-old boy; e-mails led to discovery

A 38-year-old female substitute teacher in the Prescott School District has been suspended and an investigation continues into allegations that she had a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy.

The situation came to public a month ago when the boy's father sought a restraining order against the woman on May 22.

Judge Robert Wing subsequently issued a two-year injunction against the woman on June 4 on the basis of events which allegedly occurred the night of May 17.

Narrative from the restraining order filed in Pierce County Circuit Court, which was viewed by the Herald Tuesday, stated that the boy took his mother's car and drove to the woman's house.

The father grew suspicious after reading e-mail and messaging activities generated by the boy on a home computer.

That night the father then drove to the teacher's house and confronted the woman, asking if his son was inside.

She denied that she'd seen the boy, but it was later learned that the youth was actually inside, trying to delete e-mail correspondence that would have implicated both of them.

"What they didn't realize is that I had already made copies of the e-mails," the father stated in his complaint.

A couple of days later, the son told his father the two had sexual contact, which including kissing and touching each other while naked.

A news release issued by Pierce County Sheriff's Department Investigator Dennis Sorenson Tuesday afternoon confirmed the boy admitted having been involved in a sexual relationship with the teacher.

The release also stated the woman has not been called to substitute teach since the investigation began and that her future status will depend on the outcome of the probe.

Sorenson noted that there is no indication any of the alleged activity occurred on school property. The woman has not been arrested nor has the case been given to District Attorney John O'Boyle, he said.

Because no charges have been filed, the RiverTown Newspaper Group will not report the name of the accused at this time.

A call to Prescott Superintendent Roger Hulne was not returned Tuesday

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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