GALETON – A Galeton school teacher has been accused of being a sexual predator and arrested on charges she had sexual contact with at least two students while in class.
Kimberly Lake Smith, 36, of Wellsboro, was charged by Galeton Borough Police Chief Christopher Brackman in District Judge Delores G. Bristol’s courtroom last week.
Smith, who is accused of allowing two 17-year-old boys to touch her inappropriately, was charged with one third-degree felony count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, two counts of Intimidating a Witness and two counts of Corruption of Minors.
A criminal complaint alleges Smith allowed two boys to touch her genitals while they stayed behind in her classroom. The complaint also accuses Smith of fondling one of the boys.
The complaint filed by Chief Brackman states that Smith has engaged in similar conduct with other students throughout her career, citing unspecified documents.
Smith, who has been a physical education teacher in Galeton since 1999, was released on $35,000 bail. She is currently on suspension from the school.
A Preliminary Hearing has been scheduled for June 1.