Kendall Burk

Sodomy and rape charges for teacher accused of ‘having sex multiple times’ with a boy student: Reports

A Kentucky teacher is facing felony sodomy and rape charges after police say she carried on an inappropriate relationship with a high school student.

NBC 5 reports that 23-year-old Kendall Burk, who worked as a Science teacher at Grant County High School, allegedly had sex numerous times with a 15-year-old boy who attended the school. According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, the encounters happened during the summer break this year, off-campus.

Burk allegedly admitted to having sex with the student on at least four different occasions. They met twice at her home in Dry Ridge, Lexington Herald Reader reports, and twice in her vehicle.

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On Wednesday, police arrested Burk and charged with four counts of rape and four counts of sodomy.

“Our deputies, at that point, once they were alerted, interviewed some other students who had made the allegations and worked backwards, interviewing the victim as well as the teacher,” Grant County Sheriff Brian Mains said, according to Local 12.

Several students at the school told Local 12 that Burk was a good teacher and one of their favorites. They agreed, however, that she should have never had an inappropriate relationship with a student.

“He is a minor and she’s 23 years old and she’s a teacher. It definitely shouldn’t have been happening,” Cody Wells, a senior at Grant County High School, said.

According to the Grant County School District, Burk has been fired. She taught at the school for two years.

“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 our students,”  Superintendent Matthew Morgan said in a letter sent to parents.

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[Feature Photo: Kendall Burk/Police Handout]