TOMAH, Wis. (TCD) — A judge has sentenced a 75-year-old woman to a decade in prison after she was found guilty of 25 assault-related charges in July.
The Monroe County district attorney’s office announced in a statement via the Tomah Police Department that Anne Nelson-Koch was sentenced to 10 years in prison with 15 years of supervised release for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student at the school where she worked. According to the statement, Nelson-Koch faced up to 634 years in prison with 373 of those years incarcerated and 251 on supervised release.
The district attorney’s office argued for 100 years in prison.
Judge Richard Radcliffe said Nelson-Koch “used her position of power over the victim to meet her own needs, recognizing Nelson-Koch was an authority figure trusted by the victim.”
According to the statement, Nelson-Koch assaulted the student during the 2016-2017 school year and forced the teen victim to “repeatedly engage in both oral and anal intercourse during school hours.”
The assaults reportedly occurred in the basement of a local private school.
Both Radcliffe and Assistant District Attorney Sarah Skiles lauded the victim for coming forward and reporting the abuse to law enforcement.
Radcliffe called the victim a “leader of his family and community.” Following the conviction in July, Skiles described him as “an incredibly brave young man.”
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