Richard Ives, a camp director and fine arts teacher at Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School in Ladue, Missouri, is accused of having sexual relations with an underage boy.
Rich Ives is but the latest teacher in the United States to be accused of a sexual misconduct crime with an underage person. As with many of these cases, Ives is accused of using a social media app to help facilitate the alleged crime. The boy in the Ives case is only 14-years-old, according to KMOV-TV.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Ives Is Accused of Using the Grindr App to Meet Up With a Boy
Court documents allege that Richard Ives was accused of using the social media app called Grindr “to meet up with a boy under the age of 15,” according to Fox 2 Now St. Louis.
The situation came to the attention of authorities when Ives was pulled over for a traffic stop on June 13, 2018. Inside the car, the deputy noticed a boy between the ages of 12 and 16-years-old. The deputy saw “evidence of a sexual act and that Ives admitted there was sexual activity between himself and the young boy,” Fox 2 reports that court documents allege.
The documents reveal that Ives was pulled over for a traffic stop just after midnight June 13, 2018 in St. Genevieve County. The 48-year-old teacher had run a stop sign, KMOV reported. According to KMOV-TV, court documents allege that Ives “told the deputy he took the juvenile to a commuter lot and began kissing him. While they were kissing other sexual contact was made.” Ives is accused of giving the juvenile $200, and the teen’s mother was called.
The charges against Ives are enticement of a child, patronizing prostitution 14 years of age and younger, sexual misconduct of a child under 14, and second-degree statutory sodomy.
2. Ives Was the Curriculum Coordinator at the MICDS
Pic of MICDS this morning in Ladue. A teacher/camp director at the prestigious private school is charged with having sexual relations with an underage boy. The charges against 48 year old Richard Ives include enticement of a child, patronizing prostitution, sexual…(1) pic.twitter.com/kkNjj2pBXK
— Chris Regnier (@chrisregniertv) June 14, 2018
Richard Joseph Schwartz Ives was affiliated with MICDS for years. According to his LinkedIn page, he worked for the school since 1995. That’s 23 years. The …read more