A former North Kansas City Schools teacher has been accused of rape.
Samuel D. Waltemath, 31, is charged with first-degree statutory rape and first-degree child molestation.
According to court documents, Waltemath is accused of having sexual intercourse with a child less than 14 years old this spring. The alleged crimes occurred on private property, according to a prosecutor’s office spokesman.
Waltemath resigned from North Kansas City Schools for “reasons unrelated to these allegations,” said Michelle Cronk, a school district spokeswoman. Waltemath has not been employed by the district since May 1, she said Friday.
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“The district cooperates fully with all investigations and works to ensure all matters are appropriately resolved,” Cronk said.
Bond has been set at $250,000. Arraignment is scheduled for Thursday at the Clay County Courthouse in Liberty.