Katrina Kraus, a 35-year-old substitute teacher in Missouri, has been arrested and charged after she was accused of having a sexual relationship with an underage teenage student.
Kraus, from Memphis, Missouri, has been charged with second-degree statutory rape and second-degree statutory sodomy, both of which are felonies.
According to authorities, Kraus had consensual sexual intercourse with the teen on “multiple occasions” between June 2017 and October 2017.
Additionally, police say that Kraus’ contact started when the unidentified boy began when he was just 14-years-old. One of the alleged six sexual encounters happened at the Cone Cemetery in Schuyler County.
Following her arrest, Kraus was booked into the Adair County Law Enforcement Center with a bond set at $15,000.
Kraus is just the latest teacher to be charged for inappropriate conduct. Over the course of just a few months, educators across the country were arrested for entering into an inappropriate relationship with their students, Tennessee teacher Janet Smothers, LaToya Parker, Florida teacher Caroline Lawson, 26-year-old Allyson Moran and Katherine Ross Ridenhour were all arrested on similar charges. A woman named Kayla Sprinkles was arrested in North Carolina for similar sexual crimes.
The list goes on to include 22-year-old Oklahoma science teacher Hunter Day, 28-year-old teacher Megan Kotarski, 23-year-old history teacher Michelle Schiffer, 29-year-old Alyssia Marie Reddy, special education teacher Jordan Ondish and 28-year-old Samantha Fitzpatrick have all been allegedly carrying on inappropriate relationships with their students.
34-year-old Miranda Nicole Pauley was charged with similar crimes, Nancy Leigh Ann Brann, a former Christian school teacher, was arrested for having sex with a student, Coine Audiat pleaded no contest to having sex with a minor in 2016 and 23-year-old Darci Lake was arrested for an inappropriate relationship. 27-year-old Brittany Zamora from Arizona was arrested on similar charges. Keri Hoffman, 35, was also arrested for an alleged relationship with a student. Similarly, 29-year-old Tiffany Ranweiler-Oblander and 33-year-old Maren Oates were arrested on similar charges.