Both the principal of the school, Reverend Gerry LeBoeuf, and the studentâ€™s parents had filed the complaint with police.
Promptly fired from her position, which sheâ€™d held since the beginning of the school year last year, Kathryn originally faced life in prison for what some argue isnâ€™t abuse, but a rite of passage for the young man, but pleaded guilty to lesser charges of criminal sexual misconduct.
Appearing remorseful and somber, Ronk told the court, â€œIâ€™m so sorry for the victim and his family, for the school and the community, my family. Iâ€™m so sorry for my husband. With treatment, Iâ€™m getting better. I know I have to go away, but this is a lifelong journey, and I am meeting it. Iâ€™m so sorry for those who I have hurt,â€ she said, among other things, while then sobbing.
The victim wrote in a statement, â€œI might be fine in four years, and I might have issues in four years.â€
Circuit Court Judge Nanci Grant had this to say: â€œYou donâ€™t know what you did to him, and he may not realize it for years to come. 'Fifteen is fifteen. Heâ€™s still a boy figuring out the ways in the world.â€
With the trial, slated to beginof this year, Ronk still faces further charges, including rape and engaging in sexually abusive activity with a child. As of now, however, sheâ€™ll be eligible for parole in five and a half years.