Nelson Sentenced

7/1/11 – Former New Holstein school superintendent Christopher Nelson, who also spent time as a school administrator in Beaver Dam and Randolph, was sentenced yesterday to five years in prison for trying to arrange sex with a teenager. The 59-year-old Nelson pleaded guilty a month ago to a Milwaukee County charge of using a computer to facilitate a sex crime. He admitted that he arranged sex while chatting with whom he thought was a 15-year-old boy on the Internet. The boy turned out to be a Milwaukee police detective. The judge noted that Nelson’s accomplishments, lack of criminal record, cooperation and remorse weren’t enough for him to avoid the 5-year minimum sentence for his crime. Meanwhile, Nelson still has five child pornography charges pending in his home county of Calumet. Nelson pleaded innocent in that case last month, and he’s due back in court July 18th. Nelson spent 20 years in the Randolph school district before moving to Beaver Dam in 1994 where he served as Assistant Principal until 2000.