AP -- A former Mayville High School Spanish teacher will go to prison for having a sexual relationship with a student. Fond du Lac County Judge Dale English went beyond the prosecution's sentencing recommendation and sent year-old Shannon Cardinal to prison for two years.
English told Cardinal the breach of trust by the teacher was significant. Cardinal was convicted of six incidents of sexual assault and texting naked photos to the male student. A Fond du Lac "Mayville teacher charged with sexual misconduct" prosecutor recommended one year in jail. Cardinal offered a tearful apology before sentencing Wednesday.
Cardinal will serve a year of extended supervision following her prison sentence. The Mayville High School teacher is facing years in prison for an alleged sexual relationship with a former student. And sometimes participants may not realize the significance of the conduct they are engaging in," said Fond du Lac County District Attorney Dan Kaminsky.
Investigators and school officials say none of the alleged assaults took place at the school. According to the criminal complaint, the relationship began at the school in May of The student told police he would sometimes eat lunch in Cardinal's classroom.
The student told investigators he started taking Spanish classes with Cardinal as teacher in the fall of According to the complaint, lunch-time conversations turned into friendship and text messaging which led to the alleged sexual assaults.
Most of the alleged sexual assaults took place at Cardinal's home and it was a family member of the victim who first called police.
The student told investigators the first incident happened December 8 of The complaint details at least six alleged sexual encounters. In court today, prosecutors also said Cardinal's two-year-old child was present at the home during one of the alleged incidents. One incident occurred when Cardinal allegedly traveled to Iowa to have sex with the student after he moved from the district. That staff member was immediately placed on administrative leave by the Mayville School District.
There is also one 1 incident that allegedly occurred in Marion, Iowa. There "Mayville teacher charged with sexual misconduct" no information or that any of the alleged contact took place at or near the Mayville High School.
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