Two employees of the Del Norte County School school system who, along with a third woman, considered themselves married to the same man, were arrested Friday, January 17 on the charge of Continuous Sexual Abuse of Child.
One of the employees, a second grade teacher at Pine Grove Elementary, Kathy Fuson, age 60, is being held on $250,000 bail.
The other employee, a special education instructional assistant, Katlin Janice Nole, age 43, is being held on one million dollar bail.
According to a letter sent out by the principal of Pine Grove on Friday afternoon, as well as other sources, the Del Norte County Sheriff’s deputies showed up on the elementary school campus just after classes let out on Friday. There they arrested Fuson. The principal states in her letter that a substitute teacher will be brought to take over Fuson’s classroom “until further notice.”
We have also been told that Katlin Nole was arrested at the High School by Crescent City Police but we have not been able to confirm that with witnesses.
The two women both are in a relationship with a man they call their husband, Joe Nole. Fuson claims to have married him in a Facebook post. Below is a screenshot of Fuson’s Facebook page with that post.
In January of 2017, the same Joe Nole (full name Jody Allen Nole) posted a photo of himself and three women, two of whom are Kathy Fuson (center) and Katlin Nole (right). He states, “that’s me and the wives” with the photo.
Jody Allen Nole is currently incarcerated at High Desert State Prison located in Susanville, California. He entered the prison in June of 2019 and is scheduled for parole in June of 2021. We have not been able to learn the exact charges of which he was convicted.
The two women, Fuson and Nole, are still in the Del Norte County jail as of early Sunday, January 19.
UPDATE 10:44 a.m.: Nole is now listed as being in Pelican Bay Prison. We don’t know if the earlier listing was incorrect or if he was moved.