More details are being released about the Belmond-Klemme High School teacher, softball and volleyball coach who’s accused of sexual exploitation. Thirty-three-year-old Jodi Barrus turned herself in to authorities on Wednesday and was released on $10,000 bond the same day.
Wright County Sheriff Paul Schultz says the alleged victim is an 18-year-old male student at the school. He says the student and Barrus had a sexual relationship between December and this month. Barrus is scheduled to make her initial appearance in Wright County District Court this coming Wednesday. Sexual Exploitation by a School Employee is a class D felony, punishable by no more than five years in prison.
By Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City