Former Washington highschool trainer avoids jail time after having intercourse with scholar, 17, whereas husband was on looking journey

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Former Washington highschool trainer avoids jail time after having intercourse with scholar, 17, whereas husband was on looking journey


A former married highschool trainer convicted of getting intercourse with an underage scholar gained’t face any jail time regardless of her sufferer’s mom claiming the educator’s “predatory actions” stripped the scholar of his goals.

McKenna Kindred, 25, who taught at Central Valley Excessive Faculty in Spokane Valley, Wash., pleaded responsible Thursday to amended costs of second-degree sexual misconduct with a minor and communication with a minor for immoral functions.

The trainer’s inappropriate relationship with the 17-year-old scholar started in June 2022, when the minor found Kindred’s Instagram account and the 2 started messaging one another, in line with the Spokeman-Overview.

Someday in November of that yr, Kindred and the scholar had intercourse inside her dwelling whereas Kindred’s husband was on a looking journey.

McKenna Kindred attends her sentencing listening to at Spokane County Superior Court docket on March 28, 2024. KHQ

The teenager’s mates shared screenshots of the messages with college officers in December 2022.

Each Kindred and the teenager on the time had denied any sexual relationship as rumors started to unfold across the college, together with the trainer being harassed by somebody on social media, the outlet reported.

An investigation was launched into Kindred’s habits, main detectives to talk with the teenager, who admitted to messaging the trainer and even exchanging inappropriate movies with one another.

The teenager admitted to contacting Kindred over Instagram and having intercourse with the trainer at her dwelling.

The college district positioned Kindred on administrative depart in Dec. 2022, earlier than she resigned in 2023. KHQ

The investigation discovered Kindred despatched a number of sexually alluding messages to the teenager, KHQ beforehand reported.

“I needed you to be in my room.”

“When different ladies discuss you in my class I might really feel myself getting mad.”

“I actually like being touched by you.”

Detectives seized the teenager’s cellphone and located selfie-styled pictures of each Kindred and the scholar however didn’t discover “any pictures that appeared overtly sexual in nature,” in line with the outlet.

The college district positioned Kindred on administrative depart in Dec. 2022, earlier than she resigned in 2023.

The sufferer’s mom claimed Kindred started to groom her son when he was 16, and her actions had been an “abuse of energy.”

“I barely slept for a number of weeks in worry of the bodily retaliation [my son] could be sufferer to as McKenna concerned him in her grownup marital affairs,” Ashley Beckley stated throughout her influence assertion to the court docket, in line with KHQ.

Beckley additionally claimed Kindred’s actions made her son unable to complete college on campus, affecting his social, emotional and tutorial well-being.

Decide Dean Chuang sentenced Kindred to 2 years of probation and $700 in fines and charges. She should register as a intercourse offender for 10 years. KHQ

“A light-weight he used to hold has been dimmed,” she stated.

Kindred apologized to the teenager and his household, acknowledging the ache she induced.

“I do know this previous yr has been extremely troublesome for all concerned. Because of my actions, I’ve misplaced my profession, useful friendships, freedoms and have let down numerous individuals who positioned their belief in me,” she stated to the court docket in a ready assertion.

“My psychological well being has additionally considerably been affected by this occasion. I’m deeply ashamed of the ache I’ve induced.”

Kindred, who has been free on bond since her arrest in 2022, was sentenced to 2 years of probation, handed $700 in fines and charges and ordered to register as a intercourse offender for 10 years

The sufferer’s mom, Ashley Beckley, claimed Kindred started to groom her son when he was 16, and her actions had been an “abuse of energy.” KHQ

Since her arrest, Kindred voluntarily started seeing a counselor for her psychological well being, in line with the Spokesman-Overview.

Kindred’s counselor stated the trainer’s psychological well being, melancholy, anxiousness and marital points weren’t an excuse for her crimes however had contributed to them.

“She’s suffered extreme collateral penalties,” he added.


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