Oroville School District teacher pleads guilty to 2 counts of statutory rape

Apr 20, 2016 6:40 PM by David McVicker

A Las Plumas High School teacher accused of having sex with two students pleaded guilty to charges in a Butte County courtroom, Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey told Action News Now Wednesday.

Lindsay Himmelspach pleaded guilty to two counts of statutory rape after she was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with at least two male students. One of whom was a student at Las Plumas, the other a student at Prospect High School. Ramsey said Himmelspach will be sentenced June 15 and faces upwards of three years and eight months in state prison.

The 33-year-old physical education teacher was arrested on the Las Plumas campus October 30th.

The alleged relationships came to light when an anonymous caller left a message at Las Plumas High School, prompting school officials to contact the Butte County Sheriff's Office.

The sexual relationships were "brief in nature" and included the sharing of nude photos between Himmelspach and the two 17-year-old students, according to the sheriff's office. The events took place over the 2015 summer break.

Himmelspach taught in the Oroville Union High School District for about 10 years.


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