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Former special-needs teacher indicted on sex charges

February 6, 2019

CYNTHIANA, Ky. (AP) — Police say a woman who worked as a Kentucky special-needs teacher has been indicted on charges of rape and sex abuse involving a teenager who had been her student.

Kentucky State Police say in statement on Tuesday that a grand jury indicted 37-year-old Amanda Phillips on eight counts of rape, four counts of sex abuse and four counts of sodomy.

WKYT-TV reports Harrison County Schools said in a statement that due to the allegations, Phillips is no longer employed at Eastside Elementary School.

She is being held in the Bourbon County Detention Center. Online records don’t say if she has an attorney.

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