A fifth grade teacher in Milwaukee has been accused of sexually assaulted her 11-year-old male student, who she reports was suffering from “depression” and she was trying to “make him happy”.
Katherine Gonzalez, 24, was arrested and charged with first degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 13. The assaults reportedly happened both in her car and at home. She was found messaging the boy through Snapchat and other chatting apps.
Prosecutors said the teacher and student had touched each other’s “private parts through their clothing.” They also added that the teacher then begged the boy to stay silent, and not tell anyone, or else she would lose her job and go to jail.
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According to her interview with police, she told authorities that she wanted to child to see that someone cared.
Gonzalez appeared in court for the charge and a judge set her cash bond at $15,000 while ordering her to have no contact with the victim.
She is prohibited from using social media, a cell phone or a computer.
Officials with the school sent a letter home to parents on March 3 announcing that one of the teacher’s had been placed on administrative leave.
The letter, which was signed by Atlas Preparatory Academy executive director Michelle Lukacs, stated that the Milwaukee Police Department is investigating a report that accuses a teacher at the school of having inappropriate conduct with an underage student outside of school grounds.