After being accused of sexually abusing an 14-year old male student, a 74-year old former private schoolteacher in Monroe County in Wisconsin was convicted. She faces hundreds years in prison.
The Wisconsin State Journal reported that Anne N. Nelson Koch, 74 years old, was found guilty of all 25 charges stemming from sexual assaults against one 14-year-old student.
Nelson-Koch is a teacher in a private high school in Tomah (Wisconsin) who is accused of assaulting a teenage boy several times in the basement during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Nelson-Koch, who was 67 years old at the time, was 14 when the boy was born.
After a three-day court trial, the jury took only five hours to reach a verdict of guilty.
Sarah M. Skiles, Assistant District Attorney for the district of Los Angeles, said that the victim was a brave young man.
The jury clearly heard his words. “We are grateful to the jury’s dedication in finding the truth.”
Skiles requested that Nelson-Koch be held in jail until her sentencing. However, Monroe County Circuit court Judge Richard Radcliffe gave her a GPS monitoring device until she is sentenced Oct. 27.
Kevin Croninger, Monroe County’s District Attorney, said that Nelson-Koch could face up to 600 years of prison.