Another Parent Comes Forward in Bemidji Sexual Abuse Case

Valley News Live – KVLY/KXJB – Fargo/Grand Forks

Valley News Live: Another victim’s parent is coming forward to tell her daughter’s story. It’s been weeks since we first brought you the story of a popular Bemidji coach and teacher accused of allegedly sexually abusing multiple kindergartners. Now, the mother says, it’s time for something to be done to put the accused behind bars.

It’s hard for these mothers to not get emotional; “my daughter is scared,” said one anonymous mother, “she is frightened.”

They say their daughters were allegedly abused by their teacher, John Wangberg, about a year ago. They have both had their children tell their stories to the police and can only hope justice will be served.

Anonymous mother: “We hear something is supposed to be done, but they just keep sitting on it.”

It’s been a few weeks since a search warrant has been served on John Wangberg’s home, and the police have closed their investigation; why is it taking so long for the county attorney to decide whether or not charges will be filed?

We tried to contact the county attorney, but he was not in. Until he acts, the mothers can only pray that the justice system will work.

Anonymous mother: “It’s hard. It’s hard to have faith in it, but what are we supposed to tell our kids?”

Valley News Live – KVLY/KXJB – Fargo/Grand Forks