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Police: Fired Catholic Teacher School Had Sex with Student

Police allege the former teacher at Bishop Foley High School, who lives in Birmingham, had sex with a 15-year-old student on multiple occasions.

Kathryn Ronk, 29, of Birmingham is free on bond after her arraignment on five first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges. (Photo: Madison Heights Police)
Kathryn Ronk, 29, of Birmingham is free on bond after her arraignment on five first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges. (Photo: Madison Heights Police)

A former teacher at a Catholic school in Madison Heights has been arrested on charges that she had sex with a 15-year-old student on multiple occasions.

Kathryn Ronk, 29, of Birmingham was charged with five counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct after she turned herself into police, The Detroit Free Press reports. Each count carries a possible life sentence.

Madison Heights police began investigating Ronk, who was a Spanish teacher at Bishop Foley High School, last month after the male student’s parents and the Rev. Gerry LeBouef, the president of the school, filed a complaint.

Ronk was arraigned in Madison Heights District Court and bond was set at $500,000, but she was released on a 10 percent surety bond. She will be required to wear an electronic monitoring device.

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The school fired Ronk, who was finishing her first year teaching at the school, shortly after the allegations were made public.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit, headquartered in Madison Heights, issued a statement saying that “such allegations are disconcerting and are treated with the utmost seriousness.”

Parents of students at the school were notified of the allegations in May, though Ronk was not named.

Police said the sexual criminal conduct allegations included intercourse and other sexual acts, and occurred from early January to April 30 in Ronk’s classrooms. Some of the incidents occurred during the school day and others occurred during breaks.

Ronk is married and has no children, Madison Heights Deputy Chief Corey Haines said
Mr. Michael June 29, 2014 at 10:11 AM
That's not what your Mom said. Lighten up Francis!
Mr Rogers June 29, 2014 at 10:27 AM
I agree with Mr. Michael.
birminghammarge.blogspot.com June 29, 2014 at 06:45 PM
And you're just as big an idiot as he is...
Mr Rogers July 03, 2014 at 10:37 AM
No, really. Teachers (especially female teachers) didn't have sex with the students when I went to school. Happens all the time now. Life in prison with the murderers and such seems more than a little extreme. I really don't think she harmed the kid. He was probably bragging to his buddies that he was doin' the teacher.
Bob July 03, 2014 at 12:05 PM
TILF

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