PA Guidance counselor accused of sexually assaulting 14-year-old boy

Kelly Ann Schutte, 35, of Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, is charged with institutional sexual assault, corruption of minors and indecent assault of a person less than 16 years of age.

The investigation began on July 18, 2023, when a woman contacted the Upper Perk Police Department in Pennsburg. The woman said her 14-year-old son had told her he was involved in a romantic and sexual relationship with Schutte, who worked as a guidance counselor at Pennridge South Middle School.

The teen had called his parents the night of July 17 in a panic and said he needed to be picked up from Schutte’s home, according to the criminal complaint. The boy’s parents drove to the area and found their son hiding behind a parked vehicle, police said. The boy said one of Schutte’s family members spotted him and Schutte kissing inside her home. The family member then angrily entered the home and told the boy to get out, according to investigators. The teen said he was frightened and ran from the house, hiding on a nearby street where he called his parents and then told them about his relationship with Schutte, police said.