Ex-Nurse Angela Beik Enters Alford Plea to Sexual Exploitation of Linn-Mar Student
A former nurse from Linn-Mar High School has been sentenced to 180 days in jail after entering an Alford plea in connection with the alleged sexual exploitation of a student. An Alford plea is not an admission of guilt – it is an acknowledgment that there is sufficient evidence for a conviction.
47-year-old Angela Beik entered the plea in February of this year after originally pleading not guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor by a school employee. The victim was a 16-year-old student at the time of the sexual relationship.
In addition to the 180-day sentence, Beik will face 10 years of supervised release following the completion of her jail sentence. She is also eligible for parole from that sentence and must register as a sex offender.
The court also issued a no-contact order against Beik for the victim, which will be in effect until July 23, 2024. This order prohibits Beik from communicating with the student in any way or being in his vicinity.
According to court documents, Beik admitted to the sexual relationship to coworkers at UnityPoint St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.
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Justice For Victims of Sexual Abuse by School Employees
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of AbuseGuardian.com is a former sex crimes prosecutor who represents victims of sexual abuse in civil lawsuits. Brian has offered to add some legal commentary on the legal rights available to student sex abuse victims and their families:
Schools and other workplaces where adults will be working with kids have a critical responsibility to make sure all employees are trustworthy and that their students are safe from sexual predators. Unfortunately, these fields often attract sexual predators who exploit their positions of trust in order to abuse the children under their watch.
When a school employee is accused of sexually abusing a student, there are a few things that must be considered. The accused employee must be investigated and prosecuted. Additionally, the school should also be investigated to determine if any negligence was involved in the case.
For example, a school might be considered negligent if they had received prior complaints of sexual harassment, misconduct, or abuse involving an employee but failed to act on those complaints.
If you or a loved one has been sexually abused by a school employee, you can learn more about your family’s legal options by contacting an experienced sex abuse victims lawyer.
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