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Former Wis. teacher convicted of sexual assault

MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) -- A former teacher at Wausaukee High School has been convicted of sexual assault.

   Thirty-five-year-old Kurt Edward Kostelecky of Marinette pleaded no contest Thursday to second-degree sexual assault of a child. Eleven other charges were dismissed but read in, meaning they can still be considered at sentencing.

   According to a WLUK-TV report ( ), prosecutors accused Kostelecky of having a sexual relationship with a girl during the 2008-09 school year when she was a high school freshman.

   A message left with Kostelecky's public defender Saturday was not immediately returned.

   The sexual-assault charge carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.

   Kostelecky is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 29.


   Information from: WLUK-TV,

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