A former Minnesota middle school teacher was sentenced Monday for sexually assaulting a previous student she mentored at home, according to the New York Post.
Madeleine Schmaltz, 30, taught at Hermantown Middle School. She was given three years of supervised probation for the relationship she had with the teen in 2019, according to the Duluth News Tribune.
She also has to register as a predatory offender.
At the sentencing hearing, Schmaltz apologized to the victim and his family. She said she was going through trauma and it clouded her judgment.
“Since then, I’ve been working through those experiences, along with just trying to better myself, and I will continue to do so,” said Schmaltz.
Schmaltz pleaded guilty back in September to fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.