Harrison Co. teacher arrested on sex abuse charge

HARRISON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Harrison County special needs teacher has been arrested after police say she had an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Kentucky State Police say a complaint came in on January 16 about a sexual relationship between a teacher and a student.

After investigating, police arrested 37-year-old Amanda Phillips and charged her with first-degree sexual abuse.

According to Phillips’ arrest citation, the district received the complaint from the student’s parents about the sexual relationship Phillips had with their son.

It goes on to say when State Police questioned Phillips she admitted to kissing the student along with other sexual acts, at her home last summer.

Phillips was employed by the Harrison County School District as a special needs teacher for Eastside Elementary School.

They say the victim in the case was a former student and was 13-years-old at the time of the relationship.

There were no other students involved in a relationship with the teacher, according to police.

According to Phillips’ Facebook page, she is from Cynthiana and is married with children.

We reached out to the Harrison County Board of Education and this is it’s statement:

“In response to the allegations, the accused is no longer employed by the Harrison County Board of Education.  Due to the ongoing criminal investigation, we are not permitted to make any comments at this time.”

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