Oak Creek teacher accused; sexual assault of teenage student

A 22-year-old teacher at Oak Creek High School is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Rachel Goodle faces charges of second-degree sexual assault of a child and sexual assault of a student by school staff.

According to the criminal complaint, Oak Creek police were made aware of a possible inappropriate relationship between a student and teacher at Oak Creek High School. The school resource officer investigated the allegations and rumors. He learned the defendant, Rachel Goodle, a teacher at the school, was suspected due to an inappropriate relationship with a student at the same school.

The investigation included interviews with students, the student allegedly involved, and a review of surveillance footage from the school. The complaint says the "surveillance footage showed what appeared to be a close relationship between Goodle and the student, spending an inordinate amount of time together, and arriving and sitting together at a school sporting event. The two sat away from the student section."

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Specific video shows the defendant and student meeting up and going into her classroom on Friday, Dec. 2. "Once they are inside her classroom, the door closes at 4:49 p.m." The door remains closed until 5:07 p.m. "when a custodial/cleaning employee opens the door," the complaint says.

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When the detective spoke with the student about rumors of an inappropriate relationship between himself and Goodle, the student stated "something did happen," the complaint says.

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Goodle is scheduled to make her initial appearance in Milwaukee County court on Aug. 11. 

Statement from victim's attorney

"Criminal charges were filed on July 20, 2023 in Milwaukee County against an Oak Creek High School teacher, Rachel Goodle, for 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child and Sexual Assault of a Student by School Staff. The criminal charges arise out of sexual intercourse and contact with a student of Oak Creek High School, which occurred inside the Ninth-Grade Center at Oak Creek High School. 

This is the second time in less than six years that an Oak Creek High School teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting a student inside the walls of the school. The first charges were brought forward on October 13, 2017, and resulted in a guilty plea on January 26, 2018. This second charge in less than six years reveals an issue that goes beyond the high school. An investigation directed at the highest levels of the Oak Creek Franklin School District ("OCFSD"), including the superintendent and school board, must be completed. This investigation must include, but not be limited to, the steps taken by the OCFSD to create a safe space for its students after the 2017 sexual assault and the failure of the OCFSD to act upon information that led to the most recent charged sexual assault. 

The victim and the victim’s family respectfully ask for their privacy while this matter is pending."