Grand jury clears Trimble co. track coach of rape charge

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by Bryan Baker

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 5, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 6 at 12:17 AM

(WHAS11) -- A grand jury decided there was not enough evidence to indict Jeff Vincent, a former teacher and track coach at Trimble County High School.

Vincent faced charges as high as rape for an alleged relationship with a student at the school seven years ago when he was an employee.

The Trimble Co. school system launched an investigation in 2011 when a parent of a student notified Superintendent Marcia Dunaway that Vincent had an inappropriate sexual relationship with another student years earlier. Vincent was put on suspension with pay, but later resigned.

Vincent's attorney Thomas Clay said a recording of the alleged victim saying their relationship didn't start until after she turned 16-year-old swayed the Grand Jury. Kentucky State Police were investigating if the relationship began before or after the girl turned 16. She is in her 20s now. The legal age of consent in Kentucky is 16.

 

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