A former University of Arkansas employee has pleaded guilty months after police officers arrested her on charges of sexually abusing a boy.
Stephanie Gueck Neipling, 42, has already served her prison sentence. Accordingly, the sentence she has served outweighs her 116-day prison sentence KNWA. She must serve a six-year suspended sentence and register as a sex offender.
Her husband filed for divorce and the school fired her shortly after her July 13 arrest.
Police officers in Rogers, Arkansas, said The victim called them on a hotline and told them that Neipling had sexually abused him a few days earlier.
Then it happened again.
“[Redacted] stated later that evening that “Stephanie sent him a message via Snapchat telling him he could come next door to her friend’s apartment because she was there alone,” authorities said. He went over and another sexual abuse encounter ensued, he told investigators in the affidavit.
On July 9th, Neipling is said to have sent the victim nude photos of himself and written him sexual messages. She asked him about his experiences the night before, authorities said.
Neipling initially denied the allegations, but eventually confessed to “sexual intercourse” with the minor, authorities said.
She allegedly said they met at her friend’s apartment. The teenager is then said to have left the apartment. The friend later left the apartment and the teenager returned. According to authorities, Neipling and the victim engaged in additional illegal sexual activity.
“Stephanie admitted to broadcasting later [redacted] Nude photos of her chest,” they said.
Neipling previously worked as associate director of external relations at the Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences at the University of Arkansas. The school scrubbed her Profile page out of The website.
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