Teacher accused of sex assault sentenced to four years in prison

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Megan Garland

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A Milwaukee County judge sentenced 29-year-old Megan Garland, a Messmer High School science teacher, to four years in prison plus another six years of extended supervision.

Garland pleaded not contest in October to two counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child. She was accused of having sexual contact with two male students, ages 14 and 15.

According to the criminal complaint against Garland, she inappropriately touched a 15-year-old boy while giving him a ride on May 17th. Garland is also accused of performing a sexual act on a 14-year-old boy in the parking lot of Destiny High School on May 23rd.

The complaint indicates that on May 17th, a 15-year-old boy asked Garland for a ride home. According to the criminal complaint, Garland asked the boy to meet her on Green Bay Ave. and Capitol Drive. During the ride, Garland allegedly put her hand inside the boy’s pants and groped him for several minutes.

The complaint further indicates that on Thursday, May 23rd Garland was caught by a passerby performing a sex act on a 14-year-old student in the parking lot of Destiny High School.

The complaint indicates a passerby saw a car moving and the windows “steamed up” in the parking lot of Destiny High School on the evening of Thursday, May 23rd. The passerby walked over and opened the car door to find Garland performing a sex act on the victim.

The witness detained Garland and the victim and then called police. The boy confirmed to police the witness’ statement.

Neither the defendant or victim are associated with Destiny High School.

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  • Melanie

    4 years? Somehow I feel if the perpetrator was a man, the sentence would be much more severe. 4 years is nothing; this woman took advantage of CHILDREN.

    • Matt B


      Tell me what this germantown teacher got 2 years ago.

      Victims? So she had them both bound against their will? Especially the man she was giving head to in the car? Pretty sure he was enjoying it since the windows were steamed up.They were probably high-fiving their friends at school. I still blame her, but it would feel more for the boys if they told her to STOP and she then forced them.

  • G.P:.Walker

    I agree with Melanie, IF the teacher was a 28 yr. old male and the victims were female the same ages as the males in this case, I almost guarantee Judge Wagner would have buried him. Most likely 20-40 yrs. of prison. Why is it so many female teachers who assault male students are given such light punishment? The law are gender neutral but in reality the system treats females far differently then males.

  • One in a Million

    4 years? Not enough. How about they lock her in a mental complex the rest of her pathetic life away from children and society.

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