Teacher charged with sex abuse worked at church, sheriff’s office

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by Maggie Ruper

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 12 at 11:18 AM

RADCLIFF, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Edwin Bonet-Ruiz, a Central Hardin Spanish teacher, is accused of kissing and hugging a 14-year-old student in his classroom last Thursday.

The district fired him after the allegations surfaced.  Bonet-Ruiz also had his ministry credentials revoked at Abundant Life Church in Radcliff after charges were filed.

Associate Pastor Terry Linscott said Bonet-Ruiz’s wife of 33 years called and informed them on Monday night after her husband was arrested and allegedly confessed to police.

“She was just distraught. You can only imagine the emotions going through her mind of anger, hurt and disappointment,” Linscott said.

Bonet-Ruiz worked only with the adult congregation and Spanish ministry.

“None of us have know him as this type of a person,” Linscott said.

He also said Bonet-Ruiz worked at the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office.

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