Ex-tutor in Lafayette gets 42-year sentence for molesting boy for years

The Tippecanoe County Courthouse is shown in July 2019 in downtown Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo Provided/Google Street View)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A former tutor at a northwest Indiana elementary school has been sentenced to 42 years in prison for molesting a boy over several years, starting when he was 10.

A Tippecanoe County judge suspended five years of Jennifer Holmgren’s sentence during Monday’s hearing.

A jury convicted the 42-year-old Holmgren in May of child molestation and inappropriate communication with a child.

Holmgren was a teacher’s aide at Klondike Elementary School in West Lafayette when she began molesting the boy when he was 10, the Journal & Courier reports. He was 14 when her sexual assaults came to light in 2019.

She had tutored the boy and his sister.