Kari Jo Boll, a 31-year-old former West Central teacher who had sex with a student, was sentenced to prison on Monday, February 12.
Boll, 31, was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to fourth-degree rape and sexual contact with a child under 16 in September 2017. Boll admitted to having sex multiple times with a student, who was 15 at the time of the relationship.
She faced 21 charges of fourth-degree rape and sexual contact with a child under 16, which could have totaled 300 years in prison. A plea deal put the cap at 30 years with one charge of fourth-degree rape and one of sexual contact.
via Argus Leader:
Boll said the relationship started after the student told her he had feelings for her, according to court documents. Boll first told police she had waited until the student was 16 years old before they had sex, but later said the relationship started when he was 15. Boll was 29 at the time.
Boll worked as a special education teacher at West Central for three years before her arrest, according to her personal website. The victim was a student of Boll’s and was receiving help in a specific area of study.
Authorities spoke with the student, who admitted to the relationship with Boll.
According to reports, Boll had been receiving treatment for at least eight months when she violated her bond and contacted the victim multiple times. A certified sex therapist who has been treating Boll for her addiction and trauma testified that Boll has made progress.
This is the latest in a string of teacher sex scandals over the last couple of years. In November, Tennessee teacher Janet Smothers was arrested. Former nutrition teacher LaToya Parker was also arrested for a relationship with a student. Florida teacher Caroline Lawson was charged with sexual assault. 26-year-old Allyson Moran was also arrested for similar crimes. The 23-year-old high school teacher Katherine Ross Ridenhour was also arrested for an inappropriate relationship.
Furthermore, Hunter Day, 22, was also arrested after a sting operation. Megan Kotarski was also arrested on similar charges. Michelle Schiffer, a 23-year-old history teacher in Texas, was also charged and arrested for allegedly having sex with a teenage student. 29-year-old Alyssia Marie Reddy was arrested in Maryland for her crimes in New Jersey. Samantha Fitzgerland, a 28-year-old, was most recently arrested and charged. Jordan Ondish was arrested for her inappropriate relationship with a 19-year-old, while 28-year-old Samantha Fitzpatrick was arrested on similar charges.
Nicole Marie Andrews was arrested as well. 32-year-old Jessica Langford was arrested and charged with sexual assault-related crimes as well. A teacher from Oregon, Andrea Baber, was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. Robin Dunlap, a teacher in Florida, was arrested for sending illicit photos to a 15-year-old boy in Texas. Teacher and tennis coach Jennifer Olajire-Aro was also charged. 42-year-old Heather Butts of California was arrested on a second-degree felony charge. Nancy Leigh Ann Brann, a former Christian school teacher, was arrested for having sex with a student. Coine Audiat pleaded no contest to having sex with a minor in 2016. 23-year-old Darci Lake was arrested for an inappropriate relationship.
Valeria Costadoni was also arrested due to a relationship with her student. 40-year-old Kisha Nuckols was arrested for having sex with a student, too. Hilary Dattilo, a 30-year-old Ohio high school teacher, has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a female student. 30-year-old Missouri teacher Elizabeth Morgan was also arrested on similar charges. Trisha Anderson Rogers, a 47-year-old former student teacher at a North Carolina middle school was sentenced to eight months in prison after pleading guilty to soliciting a young student for sex. 39-year-old Texas teacher Marisela Winn was also charged for her relationship with a student. Gabrielle Bauman who admitted to having a relationship with a student was only sentenced to probation. 29-year-old Dori Meyers has denied accusations against her about a relationship with an underage student.