UPDATE: Grand jury to hear student sex abuse case involving fired Lee County teacher

Courtney Horn has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Update from May 10, 2022:

BEATTYVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – The case of a now fired Lee County teacher accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a high school student is headed to a grand jury.  Courtney Horn has pleaded not guilty to all the charges against her, including sexual abuse.

On Tuesday afternoon, Horn made her second court appearance since her arrest on April 21, 2022.  The former physical education teacher was fired after being charged with having a sexual relationship with a Lee County Middle High School student.

On April 26, the 32 year old pleaded not guilty to 3rd degree rape, 3rd degree sodomy and sexual abuse in the first-degree, according to court officials. This all began when the superintendent notified police about the alleged relationship.

According to Horn’s arrest citation, she admitted to police she had sex with a student after school at her house.  Court records show the 16 year old student also admitted to having a sexual relationship with Horn.  As part of the condition of her bond, Horn has been ordered to stay off Lee County school property and have no contact with any students.

 

Update from April 26, 2022:

BEATTYVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Lee County teacher who was fired after being charged with having a sexual relationship with a student pleaded not guilty Tuesday to all charges at her first court appearance since her arrest, according to court officials.

32-year old Courtney Horn pleaded not guilty to rape, sodomy and sexual abuse charges, according to court officials.

She is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year old female student, according to investigators.

Horn was a physical education teacher at Lee County Middle High School.  She was arrested April 21, 2022, after Lee County’s superintendent notified law enforcement about a possible incident between Horn and a student.  The school system says Horn no longer works for the district.

According to Horn’s arrest warrant, she admitted to investigators to engaging in sexual activity with the student after school at Horn’s house.  The arrest warrant says when investigators interviewed the student, she said she was involved in a sexual relationship with Horn.

Horn remains free on bond, but has been ordered to stay away from all school property in Lee County and not to have any contact with any students.

She is due back in Lee District Court for a preliminary hearing on May 10 at 1:30 p.m., according to court officials.

 

Original story below from April 25, 2022:

BEATTYVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police say on April 20, 2022, it was contacted about allegations of a teacher at Lee County Middle High School who allegedly was having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

As a result of the initial investigation, State Police say Courtney Horn, 32 years old of Beattyville, KY, has been arrested and lodged in Three Forks Regional Jail, in Lee County. She is charged with Rape 3rd Degree, Sodomy 3rd Degree and Sexual Abuse 1st Degree.

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