SHERWOOD, Ore. – A former Sherwood teacher admitted she sexually abused a student who was 16 at the time during a plea hearing Monday.
Denise Keesee, 29, pleaded guilty to two counts of sex abuse. Four other counts of sex abuse were dropped. She is scheduled to be sentenced April 21.
Keesee, then a special education and math teacher, was accused of having sex with two boys at her home and the homes of the boys during school hours in 2006.
Lawyers on behalf of one of the 16-year-old boy also filed a $5.1 million lawsuit against Keesee and the Sherwood School district.
The suit claimed Keesee groomed the boy and then sexually abused him after he was placed in her class due to learning disabilities.
The suit also alleged that Keesee’s husband, then the school’s police liaison officer, threatened the boy with a gun after learning about the sexual relationship.
Keesee is scheduled to be sentenced April 21.