3 accused of abuse at Ohio Co. boarding school make court appearances

Kelly, Jonathan, and Amanda Vanderkooi
Kelly, Jonathan, and Amanda Vanderkooi(Ohio Co. Jail)
Published: Feb. 7, 2023 at 5:13 AM CST
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OHIO CO., Ky. (WFIE) - Three people accused of child abuse were in court Tuesday.

They are 52-year-old Kelly Vanderkooi, 28-year-old Johnathan Vanderkooi and 27-year-old Amanda Vanderkooi.

Kentucky State Police say they ran a boarding school called Pilgrim’s Rest Ministry in Dundee.

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Court documents show Kelly and Johnathan are facing several charges, including Criminal Abuse of a Child and Assault of a Child.

Amanda is facing charges of Sexual Abuse.

Troopers say this case involves about 20 victims, many of those are children from several different states.

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