The student, Ryan Crue, has come forward years later and publicly accused Kate Boozer, saying she began sexually preying upon him when she was a 28-year-old teacher in 2014.
The alleged abuse took place at Lake Orion High School. The local sheriff’s department has thoroughly investigated the matter, however, and decided not to press charges against the teacher
Crue, now a young man, told Fox 2 Detroit that Kate Boozer’s campaign of sexual abuse began when the teacher instigated a “physical interaction that was incredibly inappropriate” after school one afternoon.
Boozer allegedly bought Mr Crue presents and would occasionally have sex with him in the classroom.
Allegedly abusive teacher Kate Boozer made certain that no one saw her inappropriate conduct with the boy.
She enlisted Crue’s help in covering the windows, he said, with “big sheets of black construction paper.”
The two saw to it that they covered “every window in the classroom including even the small notch window in the door so there was no way to see in the classroom.”
Boozer and her attorney told Fox 2 Detroit in a statement, “This matter came up and there was an investigation done by the Oakland County Sheriff. The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office reviewed the investigation and declined to authorize charges against my client. As far as we are concerned, the case is closed.”
Ryan Crue and his family say they are sharing the story to empower others on their journey to justice.
Fox 2 Detroit reports that during his time at the high school, Crue was a stand-out scholar and athlete who played varsity basketball.
Crue reports that when it comes to his memories of that time in his life when he thrived at school yet was preyed upon for sex by his teacher, Kate Boozer, “I have some pretty good ones and I have some that are pretty haunting.”
He reports that Kate Boozer seduced him more than 100 times, sometimes in the teacher’s classroom, sometimes elsewhere.
As evidence of the inappropriate relationship that Boozer maintained with him, Crue showed Fox 2 records of phone calls they exchanged at all hours.
In many ways Ryan Crue was like any other Lake Orion High School student – he enjoyed playing sports and hanging with his close friends. ‘He was a scholar-athlete, he was on varsity baseball, we loved going to games,’ said his mother, Nancy Hatalsky.
News Break reports that according to Crue’s mother, he was a big fan of attending sports events at his high school in those days.
Lake Orion Schools provided Fox 2 Detroit with a statement about the sexual abuse allegations that Crue has levied at his former teacher, Kate Boozer.
It read: “Lake Orion Schools promptly investigated the allegation at the time it was brought to the district including cooperation with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department.”
According to the school district, the last time alleged sex abuser Kate Boozer was a teacher there was in 2016.
In a recent similar case Knewz reported on, 31-year-old Springfield, Oregon high school basketball coach Lisa DeFluri was taken into custody on suspicion of sex abuse at her school.
According to The Associated Press, the Thurston High School coach accused of sex abuse, 31-year-old Lisa DeFluri, was arrested Monday [Dec. 14].