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DA: Abbotsford teacher assaulted two girls

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NEILLSVILLE (WAOW) – A former Abbotsford math teacher sexually assaulted two 17-year-old female students beginning last October, including one of them in his classroom during a weekend basketball tournament, according to a criminal complaint.

Andy Follen, 25, of Spencer was charged Monday with five felony counts of sexual assault of a student by school staff. The charges, filed in Clark County Circuit Court, came just days after Follen resigned from a teaching job he had for four years.

The Jan. 24 resignation came as police looked into allegations of misconduct with a student.

The criminal complaint said one girl told investigators that she kissed the teacher in his classroom last November and that in subsequent days it eventually led to “everything that goes with kissing.”

The other girl, identified as the victim of four of the assaults, told investigators she began a sexual relationship with Follen during her volleyball season last fall, the complaint said.

The girl told investigators that one of the assaults occurred in Follen's classroom during a Saturday basketball tournament at the high school in December, the complaint said.

Follen's attorney, Harold Wolfgram of Marshfield, did not immediately return a telephone message Tuesday.

The maximum punishment for each felony count is six years in prison.

Follen is free on a $2,500 cash bond, court records said.

 
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