Fmr. Bishop Foley teacher accused of sexual relationship with student waives preliminary hearing

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WXYZ) - A former Bishop Foley High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student appeared in court for a quick hearing today.

Twenty-nine-year-old Kathryn Ronk has been charged with five counts of First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct . She appeared in Madison Heights District Court for a preliminary hearing today.

She waived the hearing and was bound over to Circuit Court.

Ronk  is also charged with three counts of first Degree Sexual Conduct , one count of Possession of Child Sexually Abusive Material and one count of furnishing alcohol to a minor in Macomb County.

Police in Oakland County say Ronk engaged in multiple acts of sexual penetration with a 15-year-old student while employed as a Spanish teacher at Bishop Foley. Officer say the encounters occurred in Ronk's classroom at the school.

The Macomb County charges relate to encounters that, police say, occurred on a Sterling Heights street and at the victim's Macomb Township home. Police say that Ronk also enticed the victim to exchange sexually explicit images and provided the victim with alcohol.

Officers say that Ronk, who began teaching at Bishop Foley in 2013, initiated contact with the 15-year-old victim in December and began sexually assaulting him in January.

Police began their investigation into the case in May when the parents of the student  and the President of Bishop Foley filed a complaint at the Madison Heights Police Department.

Ronk turned herself in on June 25. She has been arraigned and released on a $50,000 bond. She has been ordered to wear a GPS tether.

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