POLICE: Former private school teacher admits to sex acts with 17-year-old student

Teacher accused of having sex with underage student

JEFFERSON CO., Ky. (WHAS11) – A former teacher at a Jefferson County school is charged with six counts of sodomy involving a 17-year-old student he taught.

The sex acts occurred in Jefferson County, Ky. and while the teacher, 36-year-old Andrew Campbell, was teaching the student at Louisville Classical Academy. That school is a private school.

The Louisville Metro Police Department report says Campbell admitted to committing sex acts with the victim.

Campbell was released from Metro Corrections but is on home incarceration. He is also charged with two counts of sexual abuse. 

Campbell' next court appearance will be on July 24. 

LMPD's Crimes Against Children Unit led the investigation into the relationship.

The following is a statement from the school:

"We terminated the employment of Mr. Campbell immediately when we determined that there was reason to believe that he may have had inappropriate and improper communications and interactions with a student outside of school. In addition to terminating his employment, we immediately reported Mr. Campbell to Child Protective Services, notified the parents of the student, and provided the school community with as much details as we could while maintaining respectful boundaries around the student's privacy. Child Protective Services referred the case to the Louisville Metro Police Department, and we disclosed the reason for our concern to them as well. 

In the days following the email, I spoke with most parents by phone. Fortunately, none of the conversations led to additional reason for concern. 

Yesterday we learned that Mr. Campbell had been arrested. We are deeply saddened by the implication of the news, but also grateful for the seemingly competent and effective work of Child Protective services and the Louisville Metro Police Department. Their dedication and professional approach is commendable."

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