Jefferson Co. school teacher charged with rape


by WHAS11

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 19 at 6:24 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A Jefferson County Public School teacher was in court Monday, charged with raping a student he taught in another district.

Scott Quisenberry's attorney entered a not guilty plea for the JCS teacher accused of three counts of rape that date back to 2009 all invoking the same underage female.

In court, a judge issued a no contact order between Quisenberry, 54, and the alleged victim.

Quisenberry was indicted on the rape charges last week. He is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with the victim from the time she was 13 to 15-years-old, from 2009 through 2012.

The alleged incident started while he worked at Bullitt Lick Middle School, as a science teacher.

Bullitt County Public Schools sent us this information on Quisenberry's backround:

•    Mr. Quisenberry served as a science teacher at Bullitt Lick Middle School from the 2005/2006 school year through the 2010/2011; he came from Jefferson County Public Schools with 18 years of teaching experience that included time in Tennessee and at Bellarmine University, and, thus, was a tenured, certified teacher.

•    Mr. Quisenberry resigned effective June 30, 2011 by letter dated May 3, 2011

•    Mr. Quisenberry was under a two year corrective action plan for deficiencies related to classroom instruction which is the usual procedure taken to assist a tenured teacher to improve before proceeding with termination.

•    In August 2010, an investigation was conducted into reports that Mr. Quisenberry was spending more time than was professionally appropriate with a former Bullitt Lick Middle School student, while on school premises.  The investigation is outlined in the attached, redacted report.  Neither illegal nor policy-breaking conduct was substantiated but the matter was nonetheless reported to the Cabinet for Families and Children, which, in turn, notified law enforcement.

•    BCPS cannot confirm that the student referenced in the investigation of 2010 is the same person indicated to be the alleged victim in the Jefferson County indictment.

•    The indictment alleges conduct occurring in Jefferson County, not Bullitt County. 

Quisenberry currently works for JCS as a second grade teacher at Kerrick Elementary School, but is on administrative leave.

Quisenberry is being held on a $10,000 cash bond.