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Sibley, Iowa — A former Sibley-Ocheyedan teacher and coach, who is charged with felony sex abuse in an incident that took place in October, 2015, has entered a plea to the charge against him.

According to online court records, an attorney for 38-year old Kyle Ewinger entered a written arraignment and plea of Not Guilty Wednesday, in Osceola County District Court in Sibley.

Ewinger is charged with 2nd Degree Sexual Abuse, which is a Class B Felony, in connection with an incident that happened in 2015 at Sibley-Ocheyedan Middle School, where Ewinger was a middle school Social Studies Teacher.  Ewinger was reportedly found, by Sibley-Ocheyedan Superintedent Bill Boer, asleep in his classroom with a male student, on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015.  At the time, the boy had reportedly denied that anything improper had taken place.  Earlier this year, the child reportedly admitted that something of a sexual nature had transpired between himself and Ewinger.  An investigation into the incident, by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, led to charges being filed in April of this year.

Ewinger was fired from his teaching and coaching positions with the Sibley-Ocheyedan Community School District on October 15th, 2015.

Ewinger had been scheduled to appear for Arraignment and to enter a plea to the charge this Friday, June 9th, but Wednesday’s Not Guilty Plea effectively cancels that scheduled appearance.  According to online court records, Ewinger’s next scheduled court appearance will be for a Pretrial Conference at 9:30 am, September 1st, with Ewinger’s jury trial set for 9:30 am October 17th.

Ewinger remains free on bond.

If you or someone you care about was sexually abused and you would like advice from an attorney about the rights and options for victims of child sexual abuse, please contact Crew Janci LLP today for a free, confidential consultation at 1-888-407-0224 or by using our private online form.  We will treat you with discretion and respect.

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Andria Seo

Andria Seo is an Associate Attorney at Crew Janci LLP. Andria is a graduate of the New York University School of Law. During law school, she worked with the National Center for Youth Law, the Legal Aid Society, and the NYCLU. Prior to joining the team at Crew Janci LLP, Andria advocated for vulnerable children and their families as a staff attorney at Partnership for Children’s Rights, a nonprofit based in New York City. Andria also previously worked assisting in the representation of victims of a terrorist attack in civil suits. Andria moved to Portland in 2016 and joined Crew Janci LLP in 2017. She is admitted to practice in Oregon and New York