Oldham Co. officials investigate former Lou. teacher accused of sex abuse

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by Renee Murphy

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 26 at 5:41 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Another agency is investigating a former Louisville teacher who is charged with sexually abusing her middle school student.

Jessica Boyers was arrested earlier in April when the news broke of her alleged relationship with the student from Highland Middle School.

We were the only station there when former Louisville teacher Jessica Boyers was arraigned Friday morning on new criminal charges.

25-year-old Boyers is now charged with rape, sodomy and two counts of sex abuse. She was indicted this week.

Boyers and her attorney left the courtroom through a side door with little to say.

Prosecutors tell us it's early in the investigation.

“She is charged with two class D felonies and two class C felonies. The class C felonies carry a penalty of 15 years each. The D penalty carries a max of 5 years each,” Lisa Cartier Giroux, assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, said.

The investigation in Louisville isn't the only one. WHAS11 talked to police on Friday, April 26, in Oldham County and they too are investigating.

You see the former Highland Middle School teacher lived in Peewee Valley and detectives want to know if anything happened at her home.

She was initially arrested earlier in April in Buechel Park when Louisville police say they caught her in a car with her 13-year-old student engaged in sexual activity.

Boyers neighbors say they never saw anything suspicious at her home.

“It’s a very quiet house. Never a lot of traffic there; never really seen them too much there either,” Mason Dixon, Boyer’s neighbor said. “I don’t even think they cut their grass not very social, not seen very much.”

Boyers was on non-instructional duty from Jefferson County Public Schools while the investigation was ongoing.

We’ve now learned she resigned from the district.

Oldham County Police say they have not criminally charged Boyers. Their investigation is continuing.


 

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