Granddaughter of Famous Wrestler Charged with Sex Crime

A former weight room supervisor and teacher at Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul faces two counts of third-degree criminal-sexual conduct for allegedly engaging in sexual activities with an underage student in 2008, the Star Tribune reported.

Gail E. Gagne, 25, granddaughter of famed wrestler Verne Gagne and the daughter of former professional wrestler Greg Gagne, allegedly engaged in sexual activities with a 16-year-old male student who worked for her in the weight room she supervised.

The Pioneer Press reported that the student and Gagne performed sexual acts at her father's Bloomington home. They also spent the night and had sex in a hotel near the Mall of America.

Charges were filed in Hennepin County District Court, each of which is a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. A warrant for her arrest was issued on Tuesday, the Star Tribune reported.

Gagne's lawyer, Earl Gray, said she will plead not guilty.

The Pioneer Press reported that Gagne was hired by Cretin-Derhman Hall in November 2007 as an assistant basketball coach. She later became the weight-room supervisor in summer 2008 and was hired as a full-time teacher the following September.

The Star Tribune reported that police began investigating the case in May 2009.

St. Paul police do not have Gagne in custody. They believe she now resides in the Chicago area.

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