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Teacher in Mandan gets deal in student-sex allegation case

Amanda Kolosky

MANDAN, N.D. -- A Mandan woman has surrendered her teaching license and special education teaching position at Mandan High School as part of a plea agreement in a case involving allegations of sex with a student.

On Thursday, South Central District Judge Bruce Romanick sentenced Amanda Kolosky, 35, to a one-year suspended sentence and two years of supervised probation after she pleaded guilty to misdemeanor contributing to the deprivation of a minor. She will complete that probation at Centre Inc.'s rehabilitation center.

Kolosky originally was charged with felony corruption of a minor, an offense carrying a maximum penalty of five years in prison and mandatory sex offender registration. Because she pleaded guilty to a lesser offense, Kolosky will not be required to register as a sex offender.

Kolosky admitted to the allegations contained in the amended charge, writing in a signed statement that, "Specifically, I admit that I willfully contributed to the delinquency of a minor ... whose birth year is 1997."

The Morton County State's Attorney's Office filed the charge on May 15, after the Mandan Police Department received a report from a private counselor that a 17-year-old male Mandan High School student said he had formed a relationship with Kolosky.

The student said the relationship began with the two eating lunch together but led to them kissing and having sex.

In a police interview, Kolosky admitted to inappropriate physical contact with the student, according to the affidavit.

Friday, Kolosky's attorneys Thomas Dickson and Justin Vinje said the case is now disposed of.

"It was the resolution of a difficult situation," Dickson said.

The plea agreement came 10 days after Kolosky signaled her intent to plead guilty and the Mandan School Board voted to suspend her without pay pending the case's resolution. Under the plea agreement, Kolosky no longer works for the school district.

"She will be looking for a new occupation," Dickson said.

Morton County Assistant State's Attorney Gabrielle Goter said in an email that the agreement was made with the knowledge of the victim's family.

"We spoke to the victim's family, and were provided with a victim impact statement which was given to the judge in consideration of the plea agreement," she wrote.

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