Woman charged with statutory rape, sexual contact involving student

1 year 10 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, March 01 2018 Mar 1, 2018 Thursday, March 01, 2018 4:22:00 PM CST March 01, 2018 in News
By: Steve Lambson, News Content Manager

MONITEAU COUNTY - A woman, identified in court documents as a staff member at the Russellville and California school districts, faces charges of statutory rape and sexual contact with a student.

Prosecutors charged Clairyssa Lorenz, 27, on Thursday. According to court documents, the contact happened in the second half of 2017, and at the time the student was 16 years old. The victim, who at the time was 16 years old, told investigators he had sex with Lorenz on multiple occasions at locations in Moniteau and Cooper Counties.

Russellville administrators said Lorenz is currently on administrative leave. The Moniteau R-1 School District confirmed to KOMU 8 that Lorenz had been an assistant softball coach and was not a teacher, and no longer works there.

As part of her bond conditions, Lorenz is not to have contact with any children who are not family.

Editor's note: this story has been updated with corrected information about Lorenz's employment status and history in the Russellville and California school districts.

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