Former teacher pleads guilty to sexually abusing a 5th grade student at Sibley-Ocheyedan Middle School

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SIBLEY, Iowa (KTIV) – A former northwest Iowa school teacher who’s already been convicted of sexually abusing a child in Nebraska has pleaded guilty to Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree in Osceola County District Court.

40-year-old Kyle Ewinger will spend decades in prison before he’s eligible for parole.

On Monday, he admitted that while he was a 5th grade teacher at Sibley-Ocheyedan Middle School, he performed a sex act by force or against the will of a 10-year-old student of his in October of 2015.

Ewinger was fired by the district after he was found sleeping next to a boy on an air mattress in a classroom overnight.

On Monday, Ewinger was sentenced to up to ten years in prison. That sentence will be served after he completes a prison term of between 55 and 85 years for sexually abusing a boy under age 12 in Douglas County, Nebraska. Ewinger must serve at least 35 years of that sentence before he’s eligible for parole.

Ewinger must serve at least 35 years of that sentence before he’s eligible for parole. Should he ever be released from prison, Ewinger will spend the rest of his life as a registered sex offender.

The mother of Ewinger’s victim at Sibley-Ocheyedan Middle School is suing the school district.

She contends the district was negligent in hiring Ewinger, who had been accused of having inappropriate contact with students in several other school districts, including Akron-Westfield and Sioux City, where he was a teacher at Riverside and Crescent Park Elementary Schools.

Ewinger also served as head football coach at Sioux City West High School.  He resigned from the school district in 2012.

Al Joens

Al Joens

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