Yeah, this is one of those stories again.
Cassidy Kraus married her husband Zachary Krauss back in July of 2023. Just a month later they got divorced after evidence of Mrs. Kraus sexual escapades with her 13-year-old students emerged.
Now she's pled guilty and could face 33 years in prison.
Kraus was a teacher at the IKM Manning School in Manning Iowa. On Monday she pled guilty to “one count of third-degree sexual abuse, two counts of lascivious acts with a child and three counts of dissemination and exhibition of obscene materials to minors,” the court document indicated.
Between 2022 and 2023, Kraus “knowingly disseminat[ed] obscene material,” likely nude images, to three different boys between the ages of 13 and 14 years old. To make matters worse, Kraus was accused of “fondling or touching” one of the boys back in May of 2022. She’s also in trouble for cthe “touching of the person’s genitals to any part of the body of the child,” Law & Crime reported. She also performed other “sexual acts” on one of the boys.
As a teacher, Kraus had to be certified as a “mandated reporter of child abuse,” yet she was the one conducting the abuse! When all this started to surface back in August, Kraus tenured her resignation, likely since she knew she’d be fired, and a few days later, the IKM-Manning School Board approved her resignation.
Kraus has a sentencing date set for March 11. She faces up to 10-years in prison each for the sexual abuse count and the two counts of lascivious acts. For the counts of dissemination and exhibition of obscene materials, Kraus fases up to one year in prison meaning that in total, she could face a maximum of 33 years in prison.
These situations where teachers are having sexual relationships with their students has become way too popular these last couple of months and it’s probably because sex is so celebrated in schools and honestly everywhere. When we cultivate a culture that treats kids as pawns in a machine and dehumanizes them, we’re opening the door for predators like Kraus to act as she did.