Former Kentucky Teacher Indicted on Sex Charges

By: AP
By: AP

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A grand jury in Lexington has indicted a former junior high school science teacher on sex charges dating back to the 1970s involving two students.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported 61-year-old Jack Russell Hubbard was indicted Monday on four charges of first-degree sodomy and one count of first-degree rape.

The charges come after a man and a woman alleged Hubbard abused them when they were teenagers.

Hubbard was initially arrested in July 2007. He is free on bond.

He was charged after Carol Lynne Maner testified in a lawsuit she filed against the Fayette County School Board, claiming the board ignored a pattern of sexual abuse by school employees. She won a $3.9 million verdict, which is being appealed.

The Associated Press does not typically identify the victims in alleged sex crimes. But Maner's lawyer Chris Miller said she is willing to be named in conjunction with the case because she wanted her allegations to be public.

Hubbard's lawyer told the newspaper his client will fight the charges.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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