English teacher could be jailed for 12 years for having sex with her 17-year-old student who claims he is ‘in love’ with her and is angry with the person who ‘snubbed’ her
- Abby Dibbs, 35, admitted having sex with the Portage High School student
- Dibbs and the student discussed there were lines they could not cross
- The teacher told the detectives that these lines had then been crossed twice
A former English teacher is facing up to 12 years in prison after admitting to having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student she previously taught at a Wisconsin high school.
Abby Dibbs, 35, was charged with sexual assault after admitting to having sex with her student twice last weekend.
According to the charges, the 17-year-old confirmed his relationship with detectives by stating that he was ‘in love’ with Dibbs and angry with the person who ‘snapped’ their involvement.
Portage PD Sgt. Max Jenatscheck revealed that Dibbs had said she and the student discussed how they felt about each other and that there were lines they couldn’t cross. He added, “Dibbs admitted that these lines were crossed at the time.”
Abby Dibbs, 35, was charged with sexual assault after admitting to having sex with her student twice last weekend
Court documents show that the teen’s mother said she was happy that the person who reported the inappropriate relationship had done the right thing.
Dibbs has been released on $ 3,500 bail under conditions that prohibit her from interacting with a 17-year-old boy, no uncontrolled contact with children other than her own, and a ban from attending Portage High School.
The Portage Community School District released a statement Friday morning saying Dibbs is no longer employed by the district.
According to the charges, the 17-year-old Portage High School student confirmed his relationship with detectives by stating that he was “in love” with Dibbs.
Dibbs has been released on $ 3,500 bail under conditions that prohibit her from having contact with a 17-year-old boy and from reporting uncontrolled contact with children other than her own
The statement made it clear that she would not return to Portage High School without specifying how she had split from her teaching job.
District administrator Joshua Sween said his administration immediately contacted police when he learned about the relationship.
He added that the district will not respond further to “ensure that law enforcement investigations are not disrupted and to protect the privacy of other stakeholders.”