Richard Ives: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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

Richard Ives

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)

— 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 page says he was curriculum coordinator at MICDS.

MICDS is a private day school serving kindergarten age students through high school. “At MICDS, we strive each day to uplift our bold Mission as we prepare the whole person with the intellectual, social/emotional and leadership skills they need to be successful and positive contributors to a diverse, global and rapidly changing society. Below are the ways we—together as school administrators, faculty, staff, parents and students—live into that Mission,” its about us statement says.

3. Ives Worked as the Director of a Local Camp

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