Former Anoka middle school teacher sentenced for sexual abuse of students
Jefferson Fietek to serve 30 years in prison for abusing five theater students over the course of a decade
November 18, 2021
Victims flanked by relatives and dozens of supporters packed an Anoka County courtroom Wednesday as former middle school teacher Jefferson Fietek was sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing five boys over the course of a decade.
Fietek, 48, pleaded guilty in August after being charged in June 2020 with 10 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct related to students at the Anoka Middle School for the Arts and participants in the Young Artists Initiative, a theater nonprofit he co-founded, who reported abuse spanning 2009 to 2019.
Under the terms of the plea agreement reached in August, Fietek admitted to performing oral sex on three of his accusers when they were between the ages of 13 and 15, and committing unlawful sexual acts against two other victims. He acknowledged that he was in a position of authority at the time of the abuse and that he initiated the sex, which wasn't reciprocated by the victims.