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Court of Appeals stands with sentencing of former Duluth middle school teacher

ST. PAUL, MN - The Minnesota Court of Appeals has rejected an appeal for a lesser sentence by a former Duluth middle school teacher.

Karla Winterfeld was sentenced in 2018 to 12 years after pleading guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

The 35-year-old admitted to sexually assaulting the then 15-year-old former student.

This week the Court of Appeals found there to be "no abuse of discretion".

Winterfeld's sentence also included the possibility of four years of supervised release.

She's a registered sex offender.

Ramona Marozas

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