Lawsuit Filed Against Parents of Pickerington Teen Sexual Predator
The parents of a five-year-old boy sexually assaulted last summer at a Lancaster High School football team party are suing Lancaster High School Principal Scott Burre and his wife, Kristie Burre, parents of the teen sexual predator.
According to the lawsuit filed today at the Fairfield County Court of Common Pleas, the Burres failed "to appropriately supervise and control their teenager" on August 7, 2021, at the party held at the home of one of the assistant coaches. About 40 to 50 coaches, staff, faculty, children, and parents attended the event.
The lawsuit claims that two months before the incident, Burres' son sexually assaulted an eight-year-old girl. "They (the Burres) negligently and recklessly allowed (their son) unsupervised access to minor children."
According to police reports, some of the kids ran off to play hide and seek during the evening. The victim and Burre's son, who was 14, hid behind a bush; the teen pulled down the boy's swim trunks and molested him.
The five-year-old immediately told his parents what had happened, and around 8 p.m., they called the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office. According to the report, the Burres and their son left the party before deputies arrived.
Scott and Kristi Burre's son was found delinquent of gross sexual imposition in that case and another 2021 case in which he raped an eight-year-old girl. The court ordered the young sex offender to complete a treatment program in Perry county.
The teenager is also accused of propositioning a seven-year-old boy on January 13 on a school bus. According to the police report, the teen asked the boy to unbutton his pants.
The incident occurred nine days after a student safety plan was put into place, and the teen was allowed to return to Pickerington North High School. The school's principal, Mark Ulbrich, resigned last month.