Austin High School Teacher Charged with Child Molestation or Statutory Rape, May Be Pregnant with Victim’s Child

Mary Gilles  a high school teacher in Austin, Minnesota was having a sexual relationship with her 17 year old student. She was just charged with six counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct or child molestation. She is currently at the Mower County jail. Her bail is currently set at $60,000. She also  may be pregnant with the student’s baby. Police found e-mails involving discussions about a possible pregnancy. Gilles was a math teacher at catholic Pacelli High School.  She was fired from her teaching job as soon as she was arrested.  The relationship started in February and stopped over the summer. The child molestation or sexual relationship picked back up when school started again in September.  The school administrator saw Gilles with the student at a late hour. The school administrator then became suspicious of child molestation or criminal sexual conduct. She then went into the student’s school email account. She did not find anything. She then found his username and password for his personal e-mail account in his school e-mail account. The administrator then went into the student’s personal e-mail account and found the sexually explicit e-mails regarding child molestation and a pregnancy. Gilles admitted to police that she had sex multiple times with the student.

Because she is now looking at serious felony charges requiring prison time and sex offender registration, Gilles will need the best criminal defense attorney in Minnesota  . Gilles will need to research the best criminal defense attorney in Minnesota. She is facing prison time and has already made harmful statements to the police. The best criminal attorney in Minnesota will fight for you and your case and challenge how police ended up with the evidence. Gilles will run into difficulty because the administrator is not a government actor. However, the best criminal defense attorney in Minnesota will need to be creative and argue that the administrator overstepped her position and violated the student’s privacy by accessing his email account.

Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys offers free consultations for individuals charged with crimes in Minnesota. Max Keller has handled many criminal sexual conduct cases throughout the State. Do not hesitate to call. Call 952-913-1421 ASAP to save your future.

Max Keller has won countless jury trial cases involving misdemeanors and felonies, sex crimes, and DWI’s. He is a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, which only allows the top 50 criminal defense attorneys in the state as members. Max is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

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What to Do If You Have Been Charged with a Criminal Offense

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