GRAYSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– Controversy continues in the Grayson County school system, after the parent of an alleged teenage victim has filed a lawsuit against them.
Meanwhile the most recent teacher accused of an inappropriate relationship with a student has his first day in court.
John Cariel is the Grayson County Middle School teacher who was arrested earlier this week and is facing several child sex-related charges.
He made his first appearance Thursday.
Police say Cariel signed a confession, admitting to sexual activity with a 13-year-old middle schooler.
A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf and he’s due back in court next week.
Cariel is the fourth teacher in Grayson County to be arrested on such charges in less than two years.
The first was Gavin Logsdon, and now the parent of his alleged victim has filed a lawsuit claiming the school administration turned a blind and indifferent eye to the circumstances.
Back in 2016, Logsdon was accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.
That teen’s mother claims the school system was aware well before alerting police.
Logsdon resigned from his positions as a business teacher and the head baseball coach at Grayson County High School in November of 2016.
He is now out on bond as he awaits trial.