UPDATE: additional charges of sexual abuse of two students for Owsley county high school teacher


UPDATE: 11/23/19

According to a release from the Kentucky State Police James Cornett was arrested again Friday night and charged with two additional counts of sexual abuse.

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The is currently in the Jackson County Detention Center in Mckee, Ky.


BOONEVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police has arrested a teacher accused of having sexual contact with two students.

Police say 40-year-old James Cornett was arrested Wednesday.

According to police, they were first contacted on November 11 about the Owsley County High School teacher.

He is in jail in Lee County, charged with two counts of sexual abuse.