Louisville Teacher Resigns after Being Charged with Trying to Seduce Child

By Renee Murphy
WHAS [Kentucky]
October 13, 2006

Earlier this week, he was teaching children in a Louisville middle school. Now he is behind bars, charged with trying to seduce a child.

Up until a few days ago, he was an English teacher at Kammerer Middle School. Now 59-year-old Ronald Borman is an inmate. Facing charges of sending child pornography to someone he thought was a child.

"We time and time again they go to great lengths including many, many years of education so they can be around children and we are constantly aware of that," says Capt. Steve Thompson of Metro Police.

Police arrested Borman on Wednesday on charges stemming from Florida. They say Borman was sending child porn over the Internet to an undercover detective in Clearwater, Florida who was posing as a 13-year-old child.

And Florida police say Borman could face charges in Louisville of possessing child pornography.

Jefferson County school officials say Borman has been with the district since 2001 without any problems, and resigned at the time of his arrest.

"We have no reason to believe that there is any evidence that any of these charges relate to activity at work or misconduct at work," says JCPS spokesperson Lauren Roberts. "This seems to have gone on in his personal life."

Police now have Borman's classroom computer. And students from Kammerer took home letters to their parents saying the teacher resigned.

Not only did Borman teach at Kammerer, but we did some digging and we found out that he taught at Saint Agnes and was a priest.

Borman was a priest in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. He was transferred by religious order twice and left the priesthood in 1998. He was also a teacher in the Catholic school system in Louisville, teaching at Saint Agnes from 1999-2001, at Saint Polycarp School from 1998-1999 and Holy Spirit School from 1978 to 1985.

We called the Louisville archdiocese, which would only confirm he worked at those schools and wouldn't say anything else about why he left.

Jefferson County administrators are in shock over the arrest, while the former teacher and priest sits in jail.


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