Washington teacher avoids jail time after sexually abusing teen in her home while husband was on hunting trip

A Washington State high school teacher was sentenced to 24 months of probation for sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy at her house while her husband was on a hunting trip, according to reports. 

McKenna Kindred, 25, of Liberty Lake, was initially charged with first-degree sexual misconduct and communication with a minor for immoral purposes, court documents show, KXLY reported.

In a plea deal with prosecutors, the former Central Valley High School teacher pleaded guilty Thursday to amended charges of second-degree sexual misconduct with a minor and communication with a minor for immoral purposes, The Spokesman-Review reports.

In exchange, she received no jail time, The Spokesman-Review reports.

She was ordered to pay $700 in fines and fees and must register as a sex offender for 10 years, The Spokesman-Review reports.

“I know this past year has been incredibly difficult for all involved,” Kindred said in court Thursday, KHQ reports. “As a result of my actions, I’ve lost my career, valuable friendships, freedoms and have let down countless people who placed their trust in me. My mental health has also significantly been affected by this event. I am deeply ashamed of the pain I have caused.”

The abuse came to light in Dec. 2022 when students told school officials they believed Kindred was having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student, The Spokesman-Review reports.


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