Charges: Woman sexually assaulted former Hermantown student

The assaults happened in the spring of 2019.
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A 29-year-old northern Minnesota woman has been charged with sexually assaulting one of her former students in the spring of 2019. 

Madeleine Schmaltz, 29, of Saginaw, was charged via summons Wednesday in St. Louis County with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, a felony. 

According to the criminal complaint, on June 4, 2019, a mandated reporter contacted Hermantown police to report she was concerned there was a sexual relationship going on between a 16-year-old student and Schmaltz. 

Police met with the 16-year-old victim's parents and learned that on June 3, 2019, the victim's mom overheard a phone conversation between the victim and an older female. The mom was concerned because they were talking about topics that were sexual in nature. 

The mom reviewed the phone records and learned the victim was speaking with Schmaltz, who was the victim's teacher two years before. 

The victim's parents reported to police that Schmaltz gave the victim several gifts and that the victim would go to Schmaltz's house frequently for help with school work and mentoring. 

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On June 6, 2019, police interviewed the victim, who said they were involved in a sexual relationship with Schmaltz. The victim said they would go to Schmaltz's house in Saginaw and they'd engaged in "sexual touching of the victim's intimate parts," which happened more than two times in the past few weeks, the complaint said. 

Officials interviewed Schmaltz on June 6, 2019, who said during the winter of 2018-19, she and the victim developed a mentor relationship and on several occasions, the victim came to her house for help with homework and mentoring. 

Schmaltz said in the past few weeks, their relationship became sexual on more than two occasions in the past few weeks. 

According to Hermantown school board meeting minutes from June 10, 2019, Schmaltz resigned as a science teacher and junior high volleyball coach. 

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