A married middle school teacher and mother of four from North Dakota, known for allowing her students to call her “Kim Kardashian,” pleaded guilty on Monday to sexually assaulting boys.
Shannon Moser, 37, of Moorhead, pleaded guilty to gross sexual imposition, sexual assault and luring a minor by computer, Valley News Live in Fargo, North Dakota reported.
The former teacher resigned from her job last month at Liberty Middle School in Fargo, where she taught science to seventh graders, after she was accused of sending sexually explicit photos and videos of herself to students over Snapchat, according to the Duluth News Tribune.
Prosecutors say six boys were victims of sexual misconduct. She’s accused of sexually assaulting at least two of the minors. One 16-year-old boy told police that Moser had sex with him in a van, according to KFGO in Fargo.
Students reportedly complained in the past that she allowed some of her students to call her “Kim Kardashian," according to the Duluth News Tribune. Complaints were also made in 2017 regarding her relationship with some of the middle school students after she attended a student party and after one person witnessed her appearing to cross student/teacher boundaries with male students.
The former teacher is currently in jail on a $100,000 bond.
Moser is married and has four children, according to records. Her husband, Brett, is reportedly the lead pastor at the River City Church in Fargo. That church put out a statement following the July allegations made against Moser stating that Brett was placed on administrative leave.
“The charges filed against Shannon Moser are serious and deeply disturbing,” the statement reads. “The acts outlined in the charges are a tragic betrayal of the character of a disciple of Jesus Christ.”
“She’s most certainly sorry for her actions, and the reason she did not post bail is because she knew what she did was wrong,” her attorney Scott brand told Valley News Live. “She knows there’s a debt she has to pay to society for what happened here, so she voluntarily chose to stay on her own will.”
[Photo: Cass County Sheriff's Office]