Wausau Pilot & Review

A former high school counselor in Wisconsin Rapids is accused of sexually assaulting a student, with formal charges expected next week.

Police say Christopher Bondoioli was under investigation since January and resigned Feb. 14. Wisconsin Rapids Public School District officials say they immediately notified Wood County Human Services when allegations against Bondioli surfaced. That department then contacted police, officials said.

Investigators allegedly discovered numerous text messages and interviewed the victim, who confirmed the relationship, police said.

Bondioli is facing recommended charges of sexual assault by a school staff member. Those charges are expected to be filed on Monday.

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