#43: Katherine Harder

 #43: Katherine Harder
Name: Katherine Harder
School: Manhattan High School
City: Manhattan, Kansas
Age of Teacher:
Age of Student: 17
Rank: 43

Felony aggravated
endangering of a child

In March of 2008, authorities discovered
Katherine J. Harder, a Manhattan High School language arts teacher, in a parked car with a 17-year-old male student. While in Kansas the age of consent is 16 year old, it remains illegal for teachers to engage in consensual sexual contact with any student at a school where they work. Harder was charged with unlawful sexual relations. The charge was eventually increased to aggravated endangering of a child, to which she pleaded no contest in September of 2008. She received a suspended 12 month jail sentence.

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