MILWAUKEE COUNTY — 31-year-old Elizabeth Dillett of Franklin, who served as a kindergarten teacher and St. Peter-Immanuel Lutheran School’s athletic director, who is accused of having sex with a teenage boy has reached a plea deal in the case against her.
Dillett on Tuesday, October 4th pleaded guilty to two felony charges — two counts of sexual assault of a child by a person who works or volunteers with children. Six other charges were dismissed.
Dillett will be sentenced on December 2nd.
Prosecutors say Dillett met the 16-year-old victim in this case through sports.
“She is our athletic director, kindergarten teacher, and has been a fantastic teacher,” said Mike Wolf, spokesman for St. Peter-Immanuel Lutheran School after charges were filed.
Wolf pointed out that St. Peter-Immanuel Lutheran School serves grades K4 through eighth.
The victim in this case was not a student at the school.
“It might have been in athletics that they got to know each other,” said Wolf.
According to a criminal complaint, the two first had sex at the woman’s home in late February — and then again inside the school in mid-March.
The boy’s parents told police Dillett eventually admitted to the relationship and, “begged the boy’s parents not to report her to the authorities.”
“We must continue to pray for a peaceful resolution,” said Wolf.
School officials said Dillett was on paid leave as of April 8th — when the allegations surfaced. They were re-evaluating after charges were filed.
“She’s still innocent until proven guilty. We hold her, and everyone involved in that in our prayers,” said Wolf.
It is unclear how this alleged relationship was uncovered.