Missouri Educator Sentenced for Sex with Boy - Update
(Jasper, Missouri) Circuit Judge David Dally sentenced Janice Rusk to seven years in prison for second-degree statutory rape and second-degree statutory sodomy.
Missouri Educator Accused of Sex with Boy
[Previous 4/16/14 post]
(Jasper, Missouri) A 43-year-old former teacher’s aide at Jasper High School, Janice L. Rusk, has been accused of engaging in sex with a 16-year-old male student.
Rusk was arrested yesterday and charged with second-degree statutory rape and second-degree statutory sodomy.
Superintendent Rick Stark said school officials first learned of the allegations March 14 and reported the matter on the state child abuse hotline. Stark said a staff member initially picked up some hearsay among students and informed the high school principal. He said Rusk subsequently resigned and has not been working at the school for a few weeks now.Rusk was booked and released on $5,000 bond.
A probable-cause affidavit states that a 16-year-old male student alleges that he had sexual contact with Rusk in December. The boy said he had been exchanging text messages with her and they agreed to meet at a bridge in the Jasper area. Upon meeting her, she told him he could not tell anyone what they were doing and then engaged in sexual acts with him.