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Former Milwaukee teacher sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting student

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A former Milwaukee teacher found guilty of sexually assaulting one of his students learned his fate on Thursday. Timothy Malloy was sentenced to 25 years of which 15 of those will be in prison.

Both the defendant and the victim spoke before the judge through tears in a very emotional courtroom.

Malloy said, "She trusted me as a teacher and I failed her deeply. My sincere hope is that my actions will somehow not cause her to struggle in her future relationships."

"Tim has caused me irreversible and traumatic pain. He has taken away so much from me. He’s robbed me from my childhood," the victim said.

Malloy was found guilty of sexually abusing one of his students at Whitman elementary between 2013 and 2016. The victim is now 15-years-old. She says he touched her inappropriately about 50 times when she was between 11 and 13-years-old. She says dealing with the pain has been a daily struggle and that she even tried to take her own life because of it.

The judge said Malloy should be held to be held to a higher standard, because he was a teacher.

Malloy faced a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison.

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