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Pennsylvania counselor accused of having intercourse with 14-year-old student

By CM Chaney · November 14, 2023

In brief…

  • Pennsylvania middle school counselor accused of raping 14-year-old student
  • Kelly Ann Schutte, 35, faces felony and misdemeanor charges
  • Allegedly had inappropriate contact with student starting during field trip
  • School says Schutte was placed on leave when they learned of allegations
  • Attorney declined to comment; investigation began after victim's mother called 911
A Pennsylvania middle school counselor has been accused of raping a 14-year-old student and faces criminal charges for the alleged misconduct.  Montgomery County District Attorney / FOX 29

A middle school counselor in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, has been accused of raping a 14-year-old student, according to local reports and county records.

Kelly Ann Schutte, 35, is facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges including three counts of having intercourse with a student, corruption of minors, and indecent assault of a person under 16.

Schutte was a counselor at Pennridge South Middle School where the 14-year-old victim was a student, per court documents obtained by Fox 29 Philadelphia.

According to officials, Schutte allegedly began having inappropriate contact with the student during a class field trip in Fall 2022. She would then frequently call the victim to her office during school hours. Schutte and the student allegedly used school apps like Canvas to communicate during the school year. Over the summer, they messaged each other on Snapchat.

Court documents reveal Schutte allegedly had sexual conduct with the student in her car, at her home, and at the victim’s home when his parents were away.

In a statement, Pennridge South Middle School said Schutte was placed on leave in July 2023 after they first became aware of the misconduct allegations.

“Such behavior will NOT be tolerated,” the school stated, while noting they refrain from making judgments before prosecution.

Schutte’s attorney, William Joshua Buchanan, declined to comment on the allegations at this time. The investigation began after the victim’s mother contacted 911 to report her belief that Schutte had kissed and inappropriately touched her son