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Jurors award nothing to teen sexually assaulted by teacher

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In a verdict reached Wednesday, Jan. 16, a Pierce County jury awarded no monetary damages to a teenager who was sexually assaulted by a female substitute teacher when the boy was 13.


In July 2008 Ann Knopf, now 44, Ellsworth, pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault of child related to encounters with the Prescott boy in 2007 when he was a middle school student. She was sentenced to nine months in jail and five years on probation.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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