Charles A. Mihlfeld, 46, of Newburg, is now charged with two counts of 2nd degree Statutory Sodomy and one count of Sexual Contact with a Student.
Phelps County Sheriff's Department responded to a complaint Thursday at the
Newburg High School. The sheriff says Mihlfeld was arrested after an ongoing
According to court documents, the student told school leaders he and Mihlfield had sexual contact between July 16 and July 20.
Mihlfeld was officially charged Friday. He's held in
Phelps County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond. He's ordered to have no contact
with children under the age of 17.
Mihlfeld had worked for the district about 25 years and was only a few years away from retirement. He denies the allegations.
Newburg Public Schools Superintendent John Westerman released the following statement Thursday:
Within the last 24 hours, the administration of Newburg
The Newburg Public School community prides itself on providing a safe and nurturing environment for our students to learn and grow and we are deeply saddened by the circumstances of this event. To that end, the District will immediately begin reviewing its practices and policies. Any questions concerning this matter should be directed to the superintendent's office.
John Westerman, Superintendent