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UPDATE: Former Appleton teacher, coach charged after having inappropriate relationship with student

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TUESDAY 11/10/2020 3:41 p.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – A former Appleton teacher and coach is facing multiple charges after allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

According to the criminal complaint obtained by WFRV Local 5, 46-year-old Brian Dimmer has been charged with causing a child under the age of 13 to view or listen to sexual activity, exposing a child to harmful material, soliciting intimate representation from a minor, and exposing genitals.

If convicted, Dimmer could face up to 16 and a half years in prison and/or fined up to $40,000.

The investigation that led to Dimmer’s arrested began when a 15-year-old girl emailed an Appleton teacher that Dimmer “had been having inappropriate contact with her.”

The student told authorities that Dimmer began having inappropriate conversations with her via social media that included him asking for and sharing nude photos.

Dimmer made his initial appearance in Outagamie County Court Tuesday afternoon, according to court records.

Original Story: Former Appleton teacher, coach arrested for inappropriate relationship with student

TUESDAY 11/10/2020 9:40 a.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – A former teacher has been arrested for having inappropriate relationship with a student.

Appleton Police say 46-year-old Brian Dimmer of Grand Chute was arrested Monday and is being held in the Outagamie County Jail for the following charges:

  • Exposing Genitals
  • Exposing a Child to Harmful Narrative
  • Soliciting an Intimate Representation
  • Causing a Child to View or Listen to Sexual Activity

Police say Dimmer’s arrest is a result of an investigation that began after they were alerted of inappropriate contact Dimmer had with a female student.

According to authorities, Dimmer was a teacher at Wilson Middle School and coach at Appleton West High School until he resigned his position.

Appleton Police say this is an ongoing investigation and no additional information is available at this time.

Anyone with any information related to this incident to contact the Appleton Police Department at 920-832-5500. If you are a victim of sexual assault, police will be there when you call. If you wish to speak to someone regarding a sexual assault, the Sexual Assault Crisis Center also has a 24-hour hotline, (920) 733-8119.

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