Cassidy Kraus, 24, resigned from her job with IKM-Manning Schools on August 25, just three days before her husband filed for divorce. They had been married for just 58 days.
At the time, the school board announced that they were investigating alleged conduct by Kraus after a parent reported her for sending illicit materials.
Last week, Kraus was arrested and charged with two counts of lascivious acts with a child, three counts of dissemination of obscene material to a minor and third-degree sexual abuse.
If convicted, the 24-year-old could face up to 33 years in prison.
Cassidy Kraus, 24, resigned from her job with IKM-Manning Schools on August 25, just three days before her husband filed for divorce just 58 days after they got married
One of the charges alleges that Kraus ‘perform[ed] sex acts with a person 14 years of age.’
In addition, Kraus was alleged to have ‘fondled or touched’ the genitals of multiple children.
She’s also accused of ‘disseminat[ed] obscene material’ to a student in 2022 and two more in 2023.
The local middle school employed Kraus as a reading teacher.
Kraus was released from county jail after posting $10,000 bond on the morning following her arrest.
Kraus was married just 58 days before her now ex-husband (pictured) filed for divorce
If convicted, the 24-year-old could face up to 33 years in prison
Kraus was released from county jail after posting $10,000 bond on the morning following her arrest
She attended school in the same district where she taught and allegedly committed these crimes, running on the track team. Kraus attended Iowa State University.
Her first appearance in court was Thursday. She has yet to enter a plea.
In Iowa, sexual abuse in the third degree is a felony punishable by no more than 10 years in prison in the state of Iowa and a fine of more than $1,370 but less than $13,660.
The committing lascivious acts with a child charge has the same punishment.
The dissemination of obscene materials carries a sentence of up to one year and fines of up to $2,560.