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Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sexual Assault


LAFAYETTE - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that Todd Strang, 37, of Shullsburg, Wisconsin, entered pleas of guilty to two counts of having sexual intercourse with a high school student over the age of 16 while he was employed as a teacher at that same high school.  Lafayette County Circuit Court Judge William D. Johnston accepted Strang's pleas and convicted him of both felony counts. 


The assaults occurred when Todd Strang was a teacher at a high school in Lafayette County in 2000 and 2001 and engaged in sexual intercourse at his residence with a student during her junior and senior year at the high school while Strang was employed as a teacher.


Each count carries a maximum penalty of fines of $10,000 and ten (10) years imprisonment.  Judge Johnston ordered a presentence investigation be conducted and scheduled the sentencing hearing for August 24, 2009, at 1:00 p.m.


This case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Dennis Krueger as special prosecutor for Lafayette County and was investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation.