A Missouri teacher has been detained for having sex with a teenage boy repeatedly – including once in a local cemetery, according to local authorities. Katrina Kraus, 35, was charged with second-degree statutory rape and second-degree statutory sodomy in Schuyler County. Both are Class D felonies.
Kraus is said to have had consensual intercourse with the student on multiple occasions from June to October of 2017. He was 14 when they first got together and had turned 15 by the end of their relationship.
Officials claimed that the victim vividly described one of his six incidents with Kraus taking place at the Cone Cemetery in Schuyler County.
The teenager said that the other five occurrences took place in Scotland County.
While Kraus is currently facing charges in Schuyler County, Sheriff Joe Wuebker told KTVO that more charges could be pending for Scotland County.
Investigators were first notified about the relationship when they were contacted by a different 17-year-old student from Schuyler County High School in April 2018.
The student claimed that he met the woman while she was a substitute teacher in the Schuyler County R-1 School District.
He was a senior at the time.
He claimed that the educator sent him sexually explicit messages via social media that included nude images.
Teenagers who are 17 are considered adults in Missouri, so no charges were made against Kraus in connection to those allegations.
Police were able to get details surrounding the 15-year-old based off the other student’s allegations.
Kraus, from Memphis, Missouri, is being held at the Adair County Law Enforcement Center.
Her bond is set at $15,000 in cash.