Former Woodford and Fayette Co. schools employee gets 18-month sentence for student rape


VERSAILLES, Ky. (WTVQ)- According to the Herald-Leader, a former employee in the Woodford and Fayette County schools was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison on charges of third-degree rape and third-degree sodomy of a student younger than 16.

The newspaper says 26-year-old Lindsey Banta Jarvis pleaded guilty in September in Woodford Circuit Court. She was charged in Woodford and Fayette counties for offenses involving the same student.

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Jarvis was a former teacher’s aide at Veterans Park Elementary. She also worked in the Woodford County school district as a social studies teacher.

The Herald-Leader says the investigation began in August 2016 when a Versailles police officer found Jarvis and the boy, then 15, in a car at 1:17 a.m. at a Woodford County park.

The newspaper says a patrol officer learned the boy had sneaked out of his home without permission to meet Jarvis, who was married. Further investigation revealed the two had become friends, began texting each other and then began a sexual relationship.

The Herald-Leader says the boy’s cell phone contained correspondence suggesting that he and Jarvis were in a romantic relationship, according to an arrest report filed in Fayette District Court.