North Iowa teacher pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of student

Updated: January 15, 2020 12:24 PM
Created: January 14, 2020 03:16 PM


CRESCO, Iowa (AP) - A former teacher in northeast Iowa accused of having sex with a student has made a deal with prosecutors. Howard County court records say Tiffany Ranweiler-Oblander filed a written plea of guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor count of sexual exploitation by a school employee.


Prosecutors lowered the charge from a felony in return for her plea. The plea agreement calls for probation and a suspended prison sentence of two years. The Howard County Sheriff's Office has said investigators have determined that Ranweiler-Oblander had sexual with the 18-year-old at his home during March and April 2018.

She worked for the Howard-Winneshiek district.


(ABC 6 News) - A former North Iowa teacher accused of engaging in sexual contact with a student has pleaded guilty. 

In a hearing Tuesday, Tiffany Ranweiler-Oblander entered a guilty plea to charges of "sexual exploitation by school employee."

The 2018 investigation led the Howard County Sheriff's Office and Cresco Police to Ranweiler-Oblander, then 29, and alleging she had sexual contact with an 18-year-old student on "numerous occasions" during the school year. 

A sentencing date has not been set.

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