Bond set for McFarland teacher accused of sexually assaulting 12-year-old

MADISON (WKOW) – A McFarland school teacher was charged Thursday with the first-degree sex assault of a 12-year-old former student, and other crimes involving the boy.

35-year-old Andrew Meeks of Madison was given a signature bond during a court hearing after a court commissioner rejected a prosecutor’s request for a $10,000 bail.

A criminal complaint states Meeks exchanged thousands of text messages with the student, instructed the boy how to find pornography, and exchanged sexual touches with the child at a movie theater in Sun Prairie.

The complaint states Meeks insisted the boy declare to him that he was gay, even though the student told an investigator that was not his sexual orientation.

Meeks’ signature bond includes GPS monitoring and he must surrender his passport.

Meeks told the boy that children becoming sexually active was not frowned upon in other countries, according to the complaint.

Meeks was investigated by police in April 2019 for a potential, inappropriate relationship with the child, but officers were unable to gather evidence of criminal activity, the complaint said. An investigation started again in August after the child’s mother contacted police about new revelations from the boy.

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