What led to Kimberly Gersonde a Wisconsin teacher’s aide sexually preying on two 16 year old teen boys? Pleads no contest to two felony sex assault charges.
Kimberly Gersonde a former Milwaukee, Wisconsin teacher’s aide on Wednesday pled no contest to two felony counts of sexual assault of a student by school staff.
The charges come after the 24 year old woman conceded having had sex with two underage boys during proceedings at Waukesha County Circuit Court.
Gersonde initially faced six felonies for assaulting two 16-year-old boys, one she knew from her former job in the St. Francis School District, and another she met through a Menomonee Falls School District program reported The Journal Sentinel.
The trysts with the teen boys comes after Gersonde met her victims at schools she worked at, one in 2015 and another earlier this year, 2017.
The first victim was collecting his younger brothers from Ben Franklin Elementary School where she worked when they met. At the time the woman passed on her phone number on a sticky note.
The boy said that the pair started texting and began going for rides in Gersonde’s car where they would kiss.
It wasn’t until August, 2016 before the pair physically consummating their relationship. The boy said they had sex nine times over the course of a few months following at Gersonde’s Menomonee Falls apartment.
At one point the boy tried to break up, with the victim saying she made it ‘difficult’ and ‘pestering him’ with incessant text messages and phone calls, according to legal documents seen by The Journal Sentinel.
Their relationship ended after he was forced to block her number, he said.
In court a prosecutor said, ‘The victim’s father told the defendant not to come around his son any longer. The defendant continued with her behavior and had sexual intercourse with him on about nine different occasions.’
Kimberly Gersonde texts second victim: ‘you were really scared though the first time weren’t you.’
Soon after Gersonde moved on to her second victim; another 16-year-old who police say she met while teaching at St Francis High School. The teacher is alleged to have met her second victim while acting as the student’s study hall monitor.
The second boy told police that they had sex for the first time at the end of April with the relationship continued until May 5.
The second victim told police Gersonde waited in her car for him after football tryout, where they kissed with the woman ‘promising to send him her address.’ He reportedly went to her apartment that night and had sex with her reported foxnews.
It is not clear how the allegations came to light but Gersonde resigned from her position on May 19 reported wisn.
At one point after realizing she was under investigation, Gersonde texted her second victim as to whether they should delete sent text messages.
‘Yes, but I think they can still check what’s been deleted,’ Gersonde texted. ‘I know I’m screwed. Maybe jail isn’t the worst thing in the world.’
Another text read, ‘you were really scared though the first time weren’t you.’
As part of her plea deal, Gersonde was charged with felony child enticement and felony sexual assault, with authorities dropping four other felony sexual assault charges the woman had faced.
To date it remains unclear as to why the female teacher chose to abuse her position of authority, trust and power to usurp her male victims.
Gersonde remains free on bail and is due to be sentenced in December.