RHINELANDER - A 38-year-old Rhinelander woman was charged Monday with two counts related to a child-sex crime.
Former Rhinelander middle school teacher, Stephanie Pudlowski, 38, was taken into custody May 15.
Pudlowski is accused of causing mental harm to a child, sexual assault of a child placed in substitute care, and sexual intercourse with a child age 16 or older.
According to the criminal complaint obtained by Newswatch12:
The child is one who she met while a teacher at James Williams Middle School several years ago, but no sexual contact occurred on district property.
Pudlowski's husband became suspicious of an inappropriate relationship between her and their 16-year-old foster son, after placing surveillance cameras in the common areas of their home and observing inappropriate behavior.
Later on, the police paperwork said, her husband placed an audio recorder in the basement, where the foster child's bedroom is located.
Per the criminal complaint Pudlowski and the child were often alone in that room, with the door closed -- which Pudlowksi says was due to the child being a loud gamer, and not always due to sexual purposes.
The complaint states that recordings did depict some sort of sexual activity between Pudlowski and her foster son, which the complaint states had been going on for the last three to four months, and as often as a couple times a week over the last month.
In an interview with officers, Pudlowski says the child never asked for the sexual contact, and did not answer when asked if the child ever said no.
Pudlowski, an eighth-grade English language arts teacher resigned effective immediately, according to a school district press release issued just before noon Monday.
Pudlowski appeared in Oneida Co. court on May 18, she was released on a $5,000 signature bond and will appear in Oneida Co. court again on June 15.
Pudlowski's husband also filed for divorce Monday, according to online court records.
However, Forest Co. residents connected to employees at Nu Roc say the virus was present a few weeks prior to the county's first case.
Resident Jennifer Connor discovered after speaking to community members that two weeks prior to the county announcing their first confirmed case another employee at NuRoc tested positive in April
Witnesses at NuRoc, who wish to remain anonymous, did confirm that the administration brushed off that employee's COVID like symptoms as another illness and allowed her to continue working in the building until April 24.
That following week the employee tested positive for the coronavirus.
CDC guidelines state "if a healthcare worker develops symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing), advise them to stay home from work."
Nurses and other staff stated that the employee's significant other tested posted for the virus prior and after speaking with administration they were asked to not share that information with their colleagues.
One stated "Corporate told us that the employer has the coronavirus, but not to say anything to anyone as we need to keep this real quiet. We were told by corporate not to worry."
Following CDC guidelines includes healthcare workers to report when they come in contact to a high or medium-risk exposure. Additionally they ask to exclude them from working for 14 days after the last exposure.
Knowing that information, Connor began to call multiple state agencies to warn of the potential outbreak at Nu Roc.
All nursing homes are required to report data weekly to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and CDC through NHSN according to the CMS and CDC reporting requirements.
After speaking with almost ten state agencies, Connor added in an email to Newswatch 12 that they had no knowledge of the spread and even admitted they had inaccurate data.
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MINNEAPOLIS - The white Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd's neck as he begged for air was arrested Friday and charged with murder, as authorities imposed overnight curfews to try to stem violent protests over police killings of African Americans that have spread from Minneapolis to cities across the country.
Protesters smashed windows at CNN headquarters in Atlanta, torched a police car and struck officers with bottles. Large demonstrations in New York, Houston, Washington, D.C., and other cities ranged from people peacefully blocking roads to clashing with police.
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