MPS teacher pleads not guilty to child enticement charge

MILWAUKEE -- A 40-year-old Milwaukee Public School teacher pleaded not guilty to a child enticement (sexual contact or intercourse) charge Tuesday. Tammi Monty is accused of having sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy. Monty is suspended from her job at Manitoba School.

Monty has been ordered to have no contact with the boy, and will be in court again later this month.

The criminal complaint in the case says the boy told officials he received a text message from Tammi Monty, asking him if he wanted to go out with her. He replied in agreement, and Monty showed up to his home between 1:30 and 2:00 a.m. on January 28th. The complaint says the two drove to an empty parking lot and parked, and were listening to music. The complaint says Monty then told the boy to get into the back seat, and take off his underwear, after which Monty removed her underwear as well. The complaint says Monty gave the boy a condom, and he opened it and was holding it when police walked up to the car.

The criminal complaint says a Milwaukee police officer saw an SUV in the KK Sports Center parking lot, and walked up to the driver's side door. Using his flashlight, the officer saw two people in the back seat, both naked from the waist down.

Monty faces a felony charge, and if convicted, could face a fine of up to $100,000 and up to 25 years in prison.

MPS says as soon as they became aware of the incident involving Monty, MPS Superintendent Gregory Thornton signed a letter removing her from Manitoba School. Monty was placed on paid suspension for three days, and then will go on unpaid status as MPS and MPD conduct investigations.

A letter was sent home to parents of student at Manitoba School, and an auto dial message was also sent out to parents of children enrolled at the school.