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February 12, 2018 07:10 PM

Former Special Education Teacher Sentenced For Fourth Degree Rape

Sioux Falls, SD

The West Central Special Ed teacher facing rape charges has been sentenced to 20 years in the state penitentiary. 

According to court papers, the investigation started when 30-year old Kari Boll confided in a 17-year-old girl.  The court document claims Boll told her she was having sex with a student, starting when he was 15-years-old. 
 
The girl and her mother eventually went to authorities with Instagram posts and text messages detailing the relationship.

Boll was sentenced to 15 years for one count of Rape in the Fourth Degree and to serve an additional 15 years in the penitentiary, with 10 of those years suspended for a charge of Sexual Contact with a minor. 

The other charges against Boll were dismissed as part of the plea agreement. 

The documents also indicate that Boll told investigators the relationship started in May when the boy started working at her farm. She claims the student told her he had feelings for her and they kissed, but initially denied having sex with him until after he was 16.  She later admitted that it started when he was 15. 

Law enforcement previously said none of the incidents happened in school. 

Even though Boll worked as a special education teacher, authorities say her alleged victim is not a student with mental disabilities. 

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