SIBLEY, Iowa - Former Sibley-Ocheyedan teacher and football coach Kyle Ewinger will spend decades in prison and be a lifetime registered sex offender for sexually abusing two young boys in both northwest Iowa and Nebraska.
In Osceola County District Court on Monday, Ewinger pleaded guilty and admitted to “performing a sex act by force or against the will” of his then-10-year-old student, who was found sleeping on an air mattress with in his classroom in October 2015. The incident led to the termination of his job.
As a result of pleading guilty to third-degree sexual abuse, Ewinger was sentenced to serve up to 10 years in an Iowa prison. According to a press release, a special sentence was also ordered, which will require him to spend an additional life prison term with eligibility for parole.
But Ewinger won’t be serving those sentences any time soon.
According to a press release, those terms won’t begin for at least 35 years, which is the earliest the 40-year-old is eligible for parole from the Nebraska Department of Corrections. He’s been incarcerated at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution in Tecumseh, Neb. for sexually assaulting a boy younger than 12-years-old in Omaha, Neb. in 2012-2013.
A negligence lawsuit against the Sibley-Ocheyedan School District brought forth by the victim’s mother remains active and is set for an April 14, 2020 trial.
The lawsuit also accuses the Sioux City Community School District, Akron-Westfield Community School District and the Mediapolis Community School District of negligence for not disclosing inappropriate contact Ewinger had with students of those school districts to other districts that considered hiring him.