Marcus Violates Parole; Probation Not Revoked
Written by wendycorr on August 21, 2018
A former teacher convicted of child sexual abuse in Douglas has not had her probation revoked, despite evidence that she repeatedly violated the terms of her probation.
According to court documents, Katie Marcus’ probation and parole agent Kristine Juergens alleges that Marcus had repeatedly violated terms of her probation. Marcus admitted to traveling out of state without permission at least twice, drank alcohol daily for nine months despite a court order to abstain from alcohol, failed to keep her required schedule, and violated social media restrictions by adding six minor males as friends on her Facebook page and opening an Instagram account.
However, Sixth District Court Judge Thomas Rumpke did not revoke Marcus’ probation, and ruled last Friday that doing so would be double jeopardy, in the end dismissing the revocation case completely. That’s according to an article in the Cody Enterprise, which reports that Marcus will continue on her original 4-5 years of probation for her conviction on sexual abuse of a student in Douglas.