Atchison Co. Attorney: School Truancy Officer in trouble for having sex with student

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ATCHISON, Kan. -- A school rule enforcer at Atchison High School has been accused of breaking the law, by having sex with a 17-year-old student.

Atchison County Attorney Gerald Kuckelman says 29-year-old Heather Duncan Robinson was a Truancy Officer at Atchison High School, met the student at the school and that their first sexual encounter happened in her office.

Robinson was arrested on eleven counts of Unlawful Sexual Relations, Friday. The age of consent is 17 years old in Kansas, so Kuckelman says the student's age is not the reason Robinson has been charged with sex crimes.

"It was totally consenual," Kuckelman said. "The State Statute is to avoid people being able to pressure people who are essentially beneath them in the authority category. Like jailers with inmates, doctors with patients, but anyway, one of them is a teacher or person of authority at a school."

The case against Robinson started as scuttlebutt around town. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation was called in to investigate the rumors because Robinson's father is a Sargent with the Atchison Police Department, so local authorities investigating this case could be a conflict of interest.

The charges against Robinson outline when and where she had sex with the 17-year-old. Not only do investigators say she had sex at Atchison High School, they say, Robinson, who is married, also had sex with the student in the home she shared with her husband.

FOX 4's Shannon O'Brien went by Robinson's address listed on court documents. A woman who poked her head in the window would not answer the door.

If Heather Robinson is found guilty she could spend two-and-a-half years behind bars for each of the 11 counts against her, plus she will have to register as a sex offender for 25 years. Robinson's next court appearance is scheduled on June 30.

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11 comments

    • jaime renee coiner

      they are changing the age of consent laws is what it means, they are changing it to 18 years old. so if you are havin sex wit someone thts over 18 nd ur younger then 18 they can go to jail for it and then they would have to register as a sex affender.

  • Ben

    The 17 year old boy probably isn’t complaining and neither is the woman so why is everyone else getting their panties in a bunch? She should be fired and that should be the end of the story.

      • Ben

        Yes I would as long as the girl was 17 and the act was consensual. This should not be a legal matter but the school could claim it to be an immoral matter and fire the teacher. Nobody should be going to jail over this. The girl would be no worse for the ware and the old man should be fired but left with his memories and freedom.

  • jennifer

    U people are sick!!! This woman is an authority figure over our children. A Student Advocate Officer. And because the boy was 17 it makes it OK not all 17 year olds have the same mental capacity. Our legal system is so messed up. I’m sorry but I’m having a hard time grasping the fact of how someone could find this right an any way . you let her off and how can we ever feel like our children are safe and our justice system is right. But only god can judge her as well as all of you I just hope he have mercy on the souls that need it

    • Ben

      You are right that not all 17 year olds have the same mental capacity and neither do all adults. You are a prime example of being a fool on the loose. You obviously do not have the same mental capacity as other adults so perhaps your comment shouldn’t count considering your diminished capacity.

    • Ben

      She didn’t attack or molest a child. She had sex with a young man who is probably feeling pretty proud of himself at this moment. Just because you have a messed up view of sex doesn’t mean you are right. No doubt you are a conservative who wants all others to behave according to your rules. It doesn’t work that way and your rules are whack. I am guessing you were frequently rejected by the boys in school and now you are harboring a rage in your pants that cannot be satisfied. Are you jealous of this woman because she got what you wanted?

  • Olivia

    look at this from a legal perspective. She, being a legal authority figure over the Atchison students, has multiple sexual encounters with students under her jurisdiction. It has been a written law for Truancy Officers that it is illegal to have sex with a student. Not counting the fact that she would boast how a said student or two allegedly said they were going to steal her from her husband. That alone should spark up an interest. I hope she will be charged to the full extent of her charges that way she can’t cheat on any other decent man with a petty delinquent child.

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