A SCHOOL psychologist has been arrested for having sex with a teenage pupil inside a classroom, police said yesterday.
Kristen Lynn Boyle, 35, is accused of romping with the boy in La Habra High School, California, in April last year.
She was arrested on Friday and charged with statutory rape after a lengthy investigation, an Orange County District Attorney statement said.
Boyle, of Lake Forest, allegedly took advantage of her position as a mental health professional to abuse the boy, authorities said.
She has been placed on administrative leave
Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said: “Mental health professionals wield a tremendous amount of influence over their patients.
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“This betrayal of trust is even more egregious because she used her position to gain her victim’s trust and then exploited the therapist/patient relationship to prey on one of the very students she was entrusted with helping.”
Police do not believe there are any other victims – but have appealed to the public for more information.
Boyle faces a maximum of three years if convicted.
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