Former minister, teacher to await sexual abuse trial from home

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by Brooke Hasch

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 1:43 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A former Louisville minister and school teacher faced a judge Monday morning and is accused of sexually abusing children in the 1990's.

Allen Lehmann is out of jail on several conditions, instead of serving time in jail on a $100,000 cash only bond.

Lehmann is charged with two counts of sodomy and seven counts of sexual abuse, relating to three female victims, who were juveniles at the time, in cases dating back to 1993.

Lehmann’s attorney argued his bond was “excessive and unreasonable.”

He also argued Lehmann was not a flight risk or a danger to others at the age of 76. He also mentioned Lehmann’s wife of 58 years suffers from congenital heart failure and needs a caregiver.

"In this case, the defendant is facing significant prison time," the prosecution said.

The prosecution argued the set bond was equal to the charges Lehmann faces, stating he swept his actions under the rug for years, until his victims came forward. At that point, he was removed from the church.

"Then, he took a job around other children as a substitute teacher and bus driver. That's very disturbing to the Commonwealth," the prosecution said.

Lehmann must appear in court for a pretrial conference on August 6. If he doesn't attend, he'll have to pay the full $100,000.
 

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