STEUBENVILLE – Authorities filed a number of costs Wednesday in opposition to a Buckeye Native Faculty District trainer arrested Monday in reference to intercourse crimes involving male youngsters.
County Assistant Prosecutor Jeffrey Bruzzese mentioned Ronald S. Burkhead, 41, of 3169 county Highway 15, Rayland, was charged with 4 counts of sexual battery and three counts every of pandering obscenity involving a minor for exchanging photos with the victims and importuning for soliciting a minor to interact in sexual conduct.
Burkhead was suspended instantly from his instructing place, in line with Buckeye Native Superintendent Kim Leonard.
Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla mentioned the division acquired a name on Sunday night from the mom of one of many victims, stating there have been sexual relations between her son and Burkhead.
The sheriff mentioned the sexual relations have been happening because the youngster was about 13. He mentioned the sufferer is now 17 years outdated.
By means of the investigation, Abdalla mentioned a second sufferer was recognized. He mentioned that sufferer is 16 years outdated, and the sexual contact began this summer season. Each victims have been interviewed by Abdalla and detectives at his workplace. Burkhead was then arrested and brought to the county jail, the sheriff mentioned.
Burkhead additionally supplied personal piano classes, Abdalla mentioned.
The sheriff mentioned the variety of alleged victims could enhance. He urged dad and mom to speak with kids if that they had any involvement with Burkhead. That involvement additionally may embody texting and photographs.
Buckeye Native college students can also flip to Deputy Rodney Roe, who serves because the district’s useful resource officer.
Abdalla mentioned there isn’t any proof but that any of the alleged sexual acts occurred on college property.
He mentioned the sexual contact was in Burkhead’s automobile or dwelling or a…