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Former JCPS educator indicted for 37 child sex abuse charges

Christopher Morris, a former Conway Middle School teacher and coach, was arrested in June after a student said Morris sexually abused him on multiple occasions.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A former Jefferson County Public Schools educator and coach has been indicted on more than 30 child sex abuse charges.

Christopher Morris, 50, has been indicted on two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor under the age of 16, 17 counts of sexual abuse, 17 counts of sodomy, and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon on school property.

Morris was originally arrested in late June after a student alleged Morris sexually abused him on several occasions.

In June, police said the minor told investigators he was sexually abused and sodomized on multiple occasions by Morris between the ages of 14 and 16.

Morris was reportedly in a position of authority over the victim by being a JCPS employee. 

JCPS told WHAS11 that Morris was employed as an Instructor I at Conway Middle School and was also a basketball and volleyball coach at the school. JCPS said he has been employed by the district since 2005.

A spokesperson for the school district says he was fired in late August.

Morris is expected in court Sept. 6 at 8:30 a.m. for arraignment.

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