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TOP STORY: Decorah resident agrees to guilty plea to a charge of sexual exploitation by a school employee

Posted: Tue, Sep 10, 2019 11:19 AM

Former Cresco teacher Tiffany Ranweiler-Oblander, a Decorah resident, will not go on trial Wednesday on a charge of sexual exploitation by a school employee.

Ranweiler-Oblander is accused of engaging in sexual contact with an 18-year-old student in the Howard-Winneshiek School District during the school year, away from Crestwood High School. 

She has now agreed to enter a guilty plea to the charge, cancelling Wednesday's scheduled trial.  Instead she will appear in court on Monday, September 23rd, for a plea hearing and sentencing.

Earlier, Ranweiler-Oblander was put on administrative leave from her teaching job; was banned from the school grounds; and was forbidden to have contact with the student.