Former Wisconsin teacher's aide faces sex charges

Friday, November 16, 2007

Police in Amery, Wisconsin say that they have arrested a 39-year-old former teacher's aide that used to work for Amery School District, charged with having sex with one of her 16-year-old students. Brenda K. Baillargeon, if found guilty, will face more than six years in prison and a possible fine of not more than $10,000.

Brenda K. Baillargeon now faces 3 counts of sexual assault of a student by school staff and 2 counts of child enticement with sexual contact. According to a complaint filed Thursday in Polk County Circuit Court, Baillargeon first had sexual intercourse with the alleged victim sometime between May 19 and May 29 at a lake cabin. They also allegedly had sexual intercourse on August 2 at the teen's home while his mother was away and on or about Sept. 30 at the home of the accused. The alleged victim's mother contacted authorities after her son confessed the activity to her Nov. 13, according to the complaint.

School representatives from the Amery School District would like to let people know that students are safe at school.