Colorado Spanish teacher Rhonda Eisenberg, 44, was arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a male student. An anonymous tip to the Greeley, Colorado police department landed the high school teacher in handcuffs and eventually behind bars. Rhonda Eisenberg’s police report states the teacher not only admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old male student while he lived in her home – but having the teenage student’s baby, according to excerpts republished by the Greeley Tribune.
Greeley Police Lt. Carl Alm told the local newspaper that several months prior to the student’s graduation from high school, Rhonda Eisenberg gave birth to a Hispanic baby.
“Her coworkers and family suspected she had a relationship with the victim, who was a minor in her care. The tip also stated the person was concerned because she continued to work with teenage boys,” Lt. Alm stated.
Eisenberg was the victim’s legal guardian when the sexual relationship occurred, his parents live in Mexico. The young man remained in the United States after the birth of the baby. The alleged student victim in the Rhonda Eisenberg case is now 19, but the Greeley Police Department is still withholding his name to protect his identity because he was a minor when the alleged sexual assault by his teacher occurred.
Rhonda Eisenberg taught Spanish at Northridge High School since 2000. Before moving to the high school, Eisenberg instructed foreign language classes at Heath Middle School from1991 to 2000.
The high school Spanish teacher was booked on two counts of sexual assault on a child; one count relating to a continued pattern of abuse and the other count pertaining to abuse of a position of trust. If convicted on charges of having sex with a student, Rhonda Eisenberg could face from four to 12 years in prison followed by a five year parole mandate. Eisenberg was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the case.