UPDATE: East Jessamine high school teacher charged with rape to face grand jury

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UPDATE POSTED JUNE 24, 2021 AT 11:15 A.M.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Jason Sharp was scheduled to have his preliminary hearing before Judge John Tackett on Thursday, June 24. His case was waived to the grand jury, meaning it will be presented during the next session of the Fayette County Grand Jury.

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Sharp has posted bond that was set at $10,000.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED JUNE 19, 2021 AT 9:36 P.M.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Jessamine County High School teacher was arrested in Lexington, accused of raping a minor.

According to the arrest documents, Jason Sharp allegedly had sex with a minor younger than 16-years old.

According to his teaching profile on the school’s website, he’s a high school math teacher at East Jessamine High School.

Jessamine County Superintendent Matt Moore says he’s aware of the arrest and will assist police if anything is needed from the district.

It’s unclear if the alleged assault victim is a student of his or not, but the documents say it happened in Fayette County.

Sharp was arrested and booked into Fayette County Detention Center Friday.

Sharp is facing rape, sexual abuse and sodomy charges.

Bond is set at $10,000 dollars.