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High school psychologist charged with rape after preying on boy she was treating and having sex with

High school psychologist charged with rape after ‘preying on boy she was treating and having sex with him in a classroom’

  • School psychologist is charged with statutory rape for having sex with a student
  • Kristen Lynn Boyle, 35, is accused of engaging in an illegal sexual relationship with a minor in a La Habra High School classroom in April 2018 
  • Boyle has been on administrative leave since the relationship was discovered 
  • If convicted, Boyle could face a maximum sentence of three years

A high school psychologist from California has been arrested for having sex with a boy inside of a school classroom. 

Kristen Lynn Boyle, 35, allegedly had sex with the boy in a La Habra High School classroom in April 2018 according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office.

Boyle worked as a psychologist at the school and was arrested after a lengthy investigation. She has been charged with statutory rape.

Kristen Lynn Boyle, 35, pictured, is accused of engaging in an illegal sexual relationship with a minor in a La Habra High School classroom in April 2018

‘Mental health professionals wield a tremendous amount of influence over their patients,’ District Attorney Todd Spitzer said in the statement.

‘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,’ Spitzer added. 

Boyle faces a maximum of three years if convicted.

No additional victims had been uncovered at the time of this report.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the La Habra Police Department at (562) 383-4300. 

Boyle has been on administrative leave from La Habra High School in Orange County, pictured, since the relationship was discovered

Boyle has been on administrative leave from La Habra High School in Orange County, pictured, since the relationship was discovered

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