SANTA ANA, Calif. – A school psychologist with the Fullerton Joint Union High School District has been charged with statutory rape for having sex with a minor student.
Kristin Lynn Boyle, 35, of Lake Forest, is accused of engaging in an illegal sexual relationship with a minor in a La Habra High School classroom at April 2018. Boyle, who worked as a school psychologist at La Habra High, has been on administrative leave since the relationship was discovered.
Boyle was arrested on September 20 by La Habra police following a lengthy investigation into a report that she had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student on the school’s campus. Boyle has been charged with one felony count of statutory rape.
“Mental health professionals wield a tremendous amount of influence over their patients,” said Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer. “This betrayal of trust is even more egregious because she used her position to gain her victim’s trust and then exploited the therapist/patient relationship to prey on one of the very students she was entrusted with helping.”
If convicted, Boyle could face a maximum sentence of three years.
The lengthy investigation uncovered no additional victims at this time. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the La Habra Police Department at (562) 383-4300, or to utilize Tip411. Tip411 is both a web-based and smart phone application, utilized by the La Habra Police Department, which allows community members to submit anonymous tips. Tips can be submitted through the internet at www.tip411.com and selecting “La Habra Police Department” or through downloading LHPD Tips on iOS or Android apps.
Deputy District Attorney Sarah Rahman is prosecuting this case.