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Glenwood City teacher pleads guilty to child sex crimes

St Croix County (WQOW) – A Glenwood City teacher accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to some of the charges against him.

Peter Gaustad is accused of sharing sexually explicit pictures and messages with the minor from Missouri. Her mother brought their relationship to the attention of police.

Gaustad taught and coached girls basketball and softball in Glenwood City.

Friday in St. Croix County Court, Gaustad pleaded guilty to two counts – child exploitation and causing a child to view sexual activity. Five other charges were dismissed as part of the plea deal.

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the Executive Producer.

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