Anna-Maria Andersen, an elementary school teacher in Wyoming, was arrested and charged with several felonies counts of sexual abuse of a minor for an alleged sexual relationship with a male student which began when he was 12 years old.
The 54-year-old Anna-Maria Andersen (mugshot above; another booking photo below) is a sixth grade school teacher at Freedom Elementary School in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
According to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle quoting from official court documents, Andersen is alleged to have had sexual intercourse with the alleged victim in June 2012 when he was under the age of 13. She is further alleged to have had sex with him on three occasions when he was between the ages of 13 and 14, sometime between October 2012 and March 2014.
Sexual contact is also alleged to include mutual oral sex, and it is further alleged that the sexual acts took place at Anderson’s residence as well as in at least two of her vehicles.
The Laramie County Sheriff’s Department arrested Anna-Maria Andersen in March and she was booked into the Laramie County jail. She has been charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor, five counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor and one count of third-degree sexual abuse of a minor.
An official with the Laramie County School District confirms that Andersen is on paid administrative leave, and pending an internal investigation further disciplinary action might be taken.
As for additional details of Anna-Maria Anderson’s bio and background the newspaper notes that according to the official school Web site she is married mother of three children and has been employed by the school district for three years. She has a LinkedIn profile which indicates that she attended the University of Northern Colorado and Western Governors University, receiving undergrad and master’s degrees respectively.
No additional details on the case were reported, including how authorities found out about the alleged sexual abuse and whether or not the alleged victim was a student of Andersen’s.
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