Guilty! Tonya Marie Drueppel, Sioux Falls, South Dakota (arrested Jan 2014)

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  1. TMP

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    Tonya Marie Drueppel, 33, former (resigned May 2013) teacher at Axtell Park Middle School, Sioux Falls School District, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, "accused of raping a 14-year-old female ... student"

    Argus Leader: Former Sioux Falls teacher accused of raping female student, 14 (Jan 29 2014)

    The Sioux Falls Police Department began investigating Jan. 22 after a referral from the Department of Social Services. “The information I have at this point, is that nothing occurred during and on our campus or during the school day,” [School District superintendent Pam] Homan said.

    According to the affidavit, the victim was interviewed at Axtell Park Middle School on Jan. 23, when she confirmed she had a relationship with [Tonya Marie] Drueppel, and that it had been romantic in the past. The affidavit filed at the Minnehaha County courthouse details five incidents that took place between the victim and Drueppel at Century East Theatre at Dawley Farms, the Sioux Falls Family YMCA, Falls Park, the Nites Inn and at Drueppel’s home. According to the affidavit, the victim spent the night at Drueppel’s home. The victim confirmed they were in bed together and started kissing each other. The victim stated the sexual contact occurred between the two that night.

    “The victim stated that (Drueppel) was her teacher last year at Axtell Park Middle School, and this was where their relationship started,” the affidavit stated. The victim stated their relationship was physical between October and December 2012. The victim spoke about a time she was sitting with Drueppel on a picnic table at Falls Park. “The victim stated that as they were sitting there, they ended up kissing one another. The victim then told (Drueppel) she liked her, (Drueppel) told her that she liked her too,” the affidavit stated.

    According to the affidavit, officers found the victim and Drueppel together Jan. 24 at the Nites Inn at 1223 W. 12th Street. The victim didn’t show up for school that day, and Drueppel also had called in sick from her job at Tea Tots daycare. When officers made entry into the room, Drueppel was trying to hang herself with an electrical cord in the bathroom, the affidavit said. She was taken into custody and then to the Law Enforcement Center, where officers interviewed her. “(Drueppel) was very emotional. (Drueppel) stated that she did not want to be alive right now,” the affidavit stated.

    She confirmed that things got sexual, but she then said that they never touched each other. She said she was worried about the victim and what would happen to her after news of the incident broke. “The victim stated that she kind of looks at (Drueppel) as being her girlfriend. The victim stated that (Drueppel) feels the same way about her,” the affidavit said.

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    KELO: Former SF Middle School Teacher Charged With Rape (Jan 29 2014)

    According to court papers, [Tonya Marie] Drueppel was first seen with the victim earlier this month at the Sioux Falls YMCA where they were spotted together in the corner of a bathroom.

    That information led officers to interview the 14-year-old victim at Axtell Park Middle School on January 23. In the court papers, the victim said Drueppel was her teacher at school in 2012. She also described the details of her relationship with Drueppel, including kissing each other on at least four different occasions. The victim alleges that one time while at Falls Park the two admitted to liking each other and that she performed oral sex on Drueppel. She also says they went out to movies together and one of the times on the way home, Drueppel allegedly pulled the car over on a side street where the two kissed and the victim admits fondling Drueppel. The victim also stayed over at Drueppel's home at least two times which led to more sexual acts.

    Last Friday, the victim did not show up to school and Drueppel did not show up to work at a daycare in Tea. Officers eventually found both of them at The Nites Inn, where Drueppel was attempting to hang herself. Drueppel was taken to the Law Enforcement Center, where she told police that nothing was planned out between her and the victim, and that things just happened and she was not thinking.
     
  3. TMP

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    KELO: Sioux Falls Woman Arrested On Child Rape Charges (Jan 29 2014)

    According to an affidavit, [Tonya Marie Drueppel] and the victim went on dates and were seen kissing in public, and at one point, the 14-year-old girl even spent the night. The investigation into these allegations started on January 22 and escalated over the next two days after officers questioned both the victim and the defendant.

    According to the court affidavit, officers interviewed the 14-year-old victim at Axtell Park Middle School on the 23rd, and she said that Drueppel was her teacher at Axtell the previous year and that is when the relationship began. The next day, the victim did not show up for school and Drueppel did not show up for work. That is when officers found them at a hotel and the Drueppel was trying to hang herself. After speaking with police, Drueppel confirmed everything that the victim told police.
     
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    The Republic: Former Sioux Falls middle school teacher charged with having sexual relationship with girl (Jan 29 2014)

    Sioux Falls police say 33-year-old Tonya Marie Drueppel, of Sioux Falls, is charged with three counts of 4th-degree rape and two counts of sexual contact with a child under 16. The investigation started Jan. 22 when police received a referral from the Department of Social Services. According to a court document, the relationship started in 2012 when Drueppel was an Axtell Park Middle School teacher ... Drueppel is in jail on a $500,000 cash bond.
     
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    KELO: Former SF Teacher Charged With Rape, Bond Set at $500,000 (Jan 30 2014)

    According to court documents, officers interviewed the 14-year-old victim at Axtell Park Middle School last Thursday, she said [Tonya Marie] Drueppel was her teacher last year, and that is when the alleged relationship began. The girl also told police she considers Drueppel her girlfriend. The next day, the victim did not show up for school and Drueppel did not show up for work. Officers found the two at a hotel where Drueppel was trying to hang herself. A judge set Drueppel's bond at $500,000 cash ... After speaking with police, Drueppel confirmed everything the victim told police.
     
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    Argus Leader: Court papers: Teacher accused of raping student had troubled home life (Jan 30 2014)

    Her husband’s divorce lawyer was in court on Thursday during her initial appearance. Matt Drueppel filed for divorce in March of 2013, alleging irreconcilable differences, adultery and extreme cruelty. He’s declined to comment on the criminal case. Tonya Drueppel was awarded primary physical custody of the couple’s three children, who range in age from 9 to 14. Her husband was given supervised visitation of the children under the terms of a divorce stipulation, based in part on allegations of domestic violence. Matt Drueppel was charged with domestic assault and contributing to the abuse or neglect of a minor in February after an attack on his wife that took place in front of the children. He ultimately pleaded guilty to one count of disorderly conduct in a plea deal that saw the remaining charges dropped.

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    Matt Drueppel was charged with domestic assault and contributing to the abuse or neglect of a minor in February after an attack on his wife that took place in front of the children. He ultimately pleaded guilty to one count of disorderly conduct in a plea deal that saw the remaining charges dropped ... In the divorce and protection order filings, Tonya Drueppel swore under oath that her husband was possessive and had struggled with anger since they began dating in 1997, while they were in high school. The assault occurred when he confronted her about not spending enough time with him, she wrote. He threw her against a wall, she said, through the laundry room door and onto the cement floor in their home as their oldest daughter hit him in the back and yelled at him to stop. After Tonya Drueppel and the children went to the bedroom, he walked in, grabbed a shotgun and shells and told their daughter it would be the last time she saw him. He went to the basement for about five minutes, she wrote, before returning the gun and the shells to the closet, turning on the television and sitting back down “like nothing had happened.”
     
  7. News Readers

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    Ex-teacher to remain jailed on rape charge

    A former Sioux Falls School District employee charged with raping a student off school grounds will remain in jail on a $500,000 bond after a judge refused to lower the figure. Tonya Drueppel, 34, faces three counts of rape and two counts of sexual contact with a child ... On Wednesday, after 327 days in jail, Drueppel's lawyer asked Judge Mark Salter to consider a bond that would allow her to be released to her family before her trial next month.


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    Ex-teacher in South Dakota to remain in jail on rape charge

    A former southeast South Dakota teacher will remain in jail after a judge refused to lower her $500,000 bond. The Argus Leader reports that 34-year-old Tonya Drueppel has been charged with rape and sexual contact with a child. Authorities have accused the former Sioux Falls teacher of having a romantic relationship with a middle school student ... Drueppel's attorney argued for a lower bond ahead of the scheduled January trial, but Judge Mark Salter rejected any changes saying his decision was based on Drueppel's role as a teacher and the length of the alleged relationship.


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    Ex-teacher pleads guilty to sexual contact with student

    A former Axtell Park Middle School teacher [Tonya Marie Drueppel] has pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual contact with a child younger than 16 ... As a result of her plea, three fourth-degree rape charges were dropped. Drueppel faces up to 30 years in prison on the remaining charges ... Drueppel remains in custody at the Minnehaha County Jail on a $500,000 cash-only bond.


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    Former Sioux Falls teacher pleads guilty to sexual contact with child

    A former Sioux Falls middle school teacher [Tonya Drueppel] has pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual contact with a child younger than 16 ... As a result of her pleading guilty to the sexual contact charges, three rape charges against Drueppel were dropped. She faces up to 30 years in prison for the sexual contact charges she pleaded guilty to on Friday.


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    Sioux Falls teacher pleads guilty in sexual contact case

    A former Sioux Falls middle school teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student has pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual contact with a child younger than 16 ... Drueppel was originally facing three fourth-degree rape charges. Those were dropped as a result of her plea agreement.


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    Sioux Falls teacher pleads guilty in sexual contact case

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A former Sioux Falls middle school teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student has pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual contact with a child younger than 16. Thirty-three-year-old Tonya Drueppel was charged ...


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    Sioux Falls teacher pleads guilty in sexual contact case

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A former Sioux Falls middle school teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student has pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual contact with a child younger than 16. Thirty-three-year-old Tonya Drueppel was charged in ...


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    Sioux Falls teacher pleads guilty in sexual contact case

    SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A former Sioux Falls middle school teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student has pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual contact with a child younger than 16. Thirty-three-year-old Tonya Drueppel was charged in a ...


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    Casper Star Tribune: Former teacher gets 15 years for relationship with student (May 23 2015)

     
  14. TMP

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    Thanks for the update!