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Henry School District teacher arrested for sexual contact with a minor

WATERTOWN, S.D. –Watertown police say a teacher in the Henry School District has been arrested for allegedly being sexually involved with a 16 year-old male student.

Forty one year-old Shanna Ries (reese) of Watertown was arrested Sunday for Sexual Contact with a Child Under 18, and Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.

Both are Class 6 felonies punishable by up to two years in the State Penitentiary, and up to a $4,000 fine.

Police say the school district has been notified of the charges against Ries, and that additional charges are pending.

The Codington County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the investigation.

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