Judge denies former TSC aide's request to lower bond for child molesting charges

The bond for a former Tippecanoe School Corporation aide accused of molesting a student will remain at $100,000.

Posted: Dec 19, 2019 10:41 AM
Updated: Dec 19, 2019 12:50 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The bond for a former Tippecanoe School Corporation aide accused of molesting a student will remain at $100,000.

Judge Dan Moore denied Jennifer Holmgren's request Thursday to lower her bond to $50,000 surety, with $5,000 cash. Holmgren was hoping to post bond so she could get out of jail to live with her parents in Valparaiso. If she posted bond, she said she would not stay in Tippecanoe County because she does not have employment.

Jennifer Holmgren appears in court for a bond reduction hearing on 12/19

The state objected, given the severity of the charges. They were concerned she would violate the no-contact order issued between Holmgren and the alleged victim. The state also said it would be hard to monitor her compliance if she would get out of jail. 

Holmgren was arrested in November. The 40-year-old former special education aide at Klondike Elementary School is accused of molesting a student beginning when he was just 9-years-old. 

"I have loved getting [expletive] by u," a message from Holmgren to the boy read. "Idc that ur still growing...I find U Damn sexy," another read.

The boy told police he had sex with Holmgren multiple times from the time he was 9 to 13-years-old. Holmgren admitted she had sex with the boy in July of 2019 when he was 13. The boy is now 14, according to court documents.

Prosecutors said Holmgren tried to contact the boy on Nov. 3 and asked him to delete documents involved. She was fired that same day. 

Holmgren is being held on charges of child molesting and child solicitation.

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