Sheriff says Sisk was assault victim
By CINDY IUTZI
Special to the MP News
KEOKUK — Lee County Sheriff Jim Sholl Tuesday officially identified Gina Sisk, 45, of Keokuk as the victim of an assault on March 12.
Her name had not been disclosed by investigators until Sholl issued the news release.
Sholl also confirmed that the sheriff’s office had received a 911 call at 3:11 p.m. March 12 from Sisk’s home at 2544 Hilton Road, Keokuk.
The Jackson Township Fire Department and Lee County EMS also responded to the scene.
Sisk was taken to Keokuk Area Hospital by ambulance. She was treated and later released.
The incident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.
Evidence has been submitted to the DCI laboratory for analysis, Sholl said.
Sholl said investigators are pursuing many leads, and encourages anyone who might have knowledge of the crime to call the sheriff’s office at 319-372-1152.
Sisk, who is on administrative leave from the Keokuk School district, is facing lawsuits alleging she sexually abused and threatened a child during a six-year period while previously employed by the New London School District.
Another lawsuit has been filed in the South Lee County Courthouse in Keokuk alleging that Sisk sexually abused a Keokuk student during Sisk’s tenure as physical education teacher and track team coach.