MARION COUNTY TEACHER PLEADS GUILTY TO SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

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Marion County Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sexual Exploitation

In February 2017, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received information that a Twin Cedars Community High School (Bussey, IA) teacher was having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into 61-year-old Alan Wesley Stewart of Oskaloosa. The investigation revealed Stewart, while acting as a long term teacher, had repeated sexual contact with one student during 2015. Stewart held an Industrial Arts and Physical Education teaching position at Twin Cedars, as well as a Cross Country coach.

The relationship with the student consisted of gift exchanges, private conversations in his office, private messages, and time spent at Stewart’s home. The victim stated to police that the nature of the relationship was intimate and, at times, sexual.

Stewart was arrested in February and charged with one count of Sexual Exploitation by a School Employee, a Class D felony. This past week, Steward pleaded guilty to the felony count.

His sentencing is scheduled for September 21, and part of his plea is the requirement of registering as a sex offender.

 

Information from Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

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