Former teacher convicted of sexual assault wins lawsuit - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Former teacher convicted of sexual assault wins lawsuit


Pierce County (WQOW) - A former area teacher convicted of sexually assaulting a student wins a lawsuit filed against her by the boy's father.

Anne Knopf was sentenced in 2008 for having sexual encounters with a 13-year-old student at her home. Knopf was a former substitute teacher in Prescott.

The boy's father was seeking $5 million for himself and his son for emotional distress, negligence and battery. On Wednesday, a Pierce County jury found that Knopf's conduct was extreme and outrageous, but that she did not intentionally cause physical or emotional harm. The student, who is now 18, did not attend the three day trial.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WQOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's pubic inspection file should contact News Director Dan Schillinger at 715-852-5920. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at