A Kentucky high school science teacher is accused of raping one of her students repeatedly over summer break.
Kendall Burk, 23, was charged Wednesday with four counts of rape and sodomy for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy who was one of her students, WLWT in Cincinnati reports.
The alleged abuse happened between mid-June and July 3. Burk allegedly abused the boy during four different occasions: twice in her car and twice in her home in Dry Ridge. Sheriff Brian Mains told WKRC-TV that Burk admitted to the disturbing sexual encounters.
Burk was caught after Grant County High School officials reported her to a school resource deputy for a possible inappropriate relationship. She has since been removed from the classroom and “removed from duties,” according to a letter released by superintendent Matthew Morgan. The Associated Press put a finer point on it, reporting she has been fired.
“While these events, of course, sadden us, our first priority – and that of the law enforcement with whom we work – is and must always be the protection and safety of students,” Morgan stated in the letter. “We express our appreciation to those who worked with us to this end.”
Burk has been released after posting a $25,000 bond. She is currently under house arrest, WCPO in Cincinnati reports.
She graduated from the University of Kentucky’s College of Health Sciences with a degree in human health sciences just last year.
It’s not clear if Burk has a lawyer who can speak on her behalf at this time.
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