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Allegations of sex abuse result in indicment for teacher, principal and superintendent

Posted at 12:34 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 13:53:38-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Frankfort State Journal) — Two Frankfort Schools officials and a former middle school teacher have been indicted following allegations of sexual abuse involving a middle school student.

The Frankfort State Journalreports that Todd Joseph Smith, 42, was indicted on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of minors under the age of 16. Smith is listed as a middle school teacher at Bondurant Middle School.

Current Bondurant principal, Whitney Allison, 42, was indicted on one charge of failure to report child dependency, neglect or abuse, first offense. The paper reports that in March of 2019, around the same time Smith was accused of engaging in inappropriate conduct with a minor, that she allegedly knew that a child was being abused but did not report it to police or the cabinet.

Superintendent Mark Kopp, as LEX 18 previously reported, has been indicted on a charge of bribing a public servant. The charge stems from a comment Kopp allegedly made to a Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy while being served with a subpoena around June 18.

Kopp says that Smith is no longer employed by the school district.