Former Kenosha school dean charged with sexual assault of a student
KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A former Kenosha school administrator is now charged with sexually assaulting a student and exposing himself.
It was in an office at Bradford High School back in 2008, where a sexual relationship between a student and 42-year-old Curtiss Tolefree began. He was the dean of students at the time.
Ten years later in October 2018, the victim told police what happened. She said she got in trouble often and “spent a lot of time” in Tolefree’s office. The victim said they first had sex in the fall of 2008, and then “just about every day of her junior year...” in his office, at hotels, his home and in his car.
Just over a year after that victim came forward, Tolefree was charged Friday, Dec. 6 with sexual assault of a student and exposing himself.
Kenosha Unified School District released a statement to CBS 58 stating:
"The district is aware of the allegations being made about a former employee of KUSD. The allegations were brought to our attention by local law enforcement with whom we have and will cooperate with as needed."
Kenosha Police told CBS 58 "they will be not be releasing any details related to the investigation."
CBS 58 stopped by his Kenosha home but no one answered.
The victim told police their relationship fizzled when Tolefree became the assistant principal of Washington Middle School in 2010. He resigned from KUSD in 2018.
Tolefree then became the principal of Beulah Park Elementary in Zion, Illinois.
In a letter, the Zion superintendent told families Tolefree is now on administrative leave but some parents are still upset.
"Do something about it. Check everybody, triple check, then go state to state, go out of the country if you have to. You better do something because if something happened to my kid we going to have problems," said Steven Proctor, parent of student at Beulah Park Elementary.
If convicted, Tolefree could face nearly two decades behind bars. He's scheduled to make his first court appearance on Jan. 2.
The following statement was issued by the Zion Elementary School District 6 Director of Communications: