Former band director pleads not guilty in student rape

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HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Hopkinsville High School band director has pleaded not guilty to rape charges after he was accused of having sex with a student. And his wife, a former assistant commonwealth’s attorney has pleaded not guilty to witness tampering.

WKMS-FM reports Jordan Seth Peveler and his wife Hannah Peveler were arraigned on Wednesday in Christian Circuit Court.

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Jordan Seth Peveler is charged with nine felonies involving rape, sodomy and an unlawful transaction with a minor.

A warrant states Peveler provided marijuana to a 16-year-old student then asked the student to perform oral sex on him. Peveler is also accused of having sex with the student in his home.

Hannah Peveler is facing three counts of tampering with a witness. She worked in Commonwealth’s Attorney Rick Boling’s office and has resigned.