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‘I’m screwed’: Former teaching assistant sexually assaults two teen boys

A Wisconsin woman was convicted Wednesday of sexually assaulting two 16-year-old boys while she worked as a teacher’s aide.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that the first victim claimed he met Kimberly Gersonde, 24, in 2015 when he picked his brothers up from Ben Franklin Elementary School. The boy said Gersonde gave him her number on a sticky note and, by August 2016, the pair had sex at her apartment.

The teen also told police that it was difficult to break up with Gersonde, accusing her of “continually pestering him and calling/texting him.”

He ultimately blocked her phone number, according to a complaint obtained by the paper.

WITI reported that the second victim, a student at St. Francis High School, met Gersonde in March during study hall.

The aide went to the teen’s football tryout on April 29, where she gave him her address. The boy went to her home later that night and had sex, prosecutors alleged.

The sexual relationship continued until around May 5. The criminal complaint indicated that authorities retrieved incriminating text messages between the pair where Gersonde revealed that she was under investigation. The teen then asked her whether she deleted the “stuff.”

“Yes, but I think they can still check what’s been deleted. I know I’m screwed. Maybe jail isn’t the worst thing in the world,” she responded.

Gersonde resigned from the St. Francis School District on May 19. On Wednesday, she pleaded no contest to two counts of sexual assault of a student by school staff. Prosecutors dropped four charges of felony child enticement under the plea deal.

The 24-year-old’s sentencing is scheduled for December 13.

 

[Featured Image: Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department]