New Details About Local School Counselor's Arrest for Inappropriate Behavior with Child

Kathgret Rentz
Posted at 2:34 PM, Nov 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-09 11:47:04-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Police have arrested a former school counselor, who was accused of inappropriately touching a child in an apartment complex pool.

28-year-old Kathgret Rentz was arrested on Nov. 4 for having an inappropriate relationship with a child under 16 years old who went to the same school she worked at. 

Since Rentz was first accused in August, the Tallahassee Police Department has been investigating the case.

On Aug. 3, police received a report of inappropriate behavior between an adult female and a child. The two were at an apartment complex pool on the 800 block South Blairstone Road.

Witnesses told officers that they saw Rentz, hugging and intimately kissing a child under the age of 16.

Officers said that there were at least 7 witnesses to the event.

After she was reported, police got a warrant to search her home and found marker boards and papers alluding to a relationship with someone. A few days later, another witness came forward and told police what she saw when Rentz and the child were in the pool. 

They also found evidence of the relationship through texts and images of the two kissing on Rentz phone as well. 

The former school counselor was charged with lewd and lascivious conduct, though after the investigation, police have found that there may be enough evidence to prompt a second charge.