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Ex-high school teacher facing more charges for having student relationship

NEILLSVILLE, WI (WTAQ) - A former high school teacher charged last month with having a sexual relationship with two students is now accused of having later contact with one of them.

An arrest warrant was issued last Friday for 25-year-old Andy Follen of Spencer -- and he was found and brought into Clark County Circuit Court Monday. He's free again after posting a $7,500 cash bond on two felony counts of bail jumping and a misdemeanor count of intimidating a witness.

Follen resigned in late January from Abbotsford High School, where he taught math before the original sex allegations surfaced. He was charged in early February with five felony counts of sexual assault by a school staffer.

Prosecutors said he later claimed to be with an Eau Claire softball team when he got one of his victims to set up an instant messaging account so the two could chat. Officials said he later told the girl he loved her, and urged her to call the district attorney's office to ask that his charges be reduced.

Follen is due back in court March 25th for a pre-trial conference on all eight of his charges.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)