Former Hopkinsville band director pleads not responsible in scholar rape


Jordan Peveler

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former Hopkinsville Excessive Faculty band director pleaded not responsible to rape prices Wednesday after he was accused of abusing his place of authority to have intercourse with an underage scholar. His spouse, a former assistant commonwealth’s lawyer pleaded not responsible to witness tampering.

Jordan Seth Peveler and his spouse Hannah Peveler have been arraigned in Christian Circuit Court docket.

The previous band director is charged with 9 felonies involving rape, sodomy and an illegal transaction with a minor.

A warrant states Peveler supplied marijuana to a 16-year-old scholar at his house in June 2017. Authorities say Peveler then requested the coed to carry out oral intercourse on him whereas she was underneath the affect of marijuana. Months later, after the coed had turned 17, investigators say Peveler had intercourse together with her in his house.

The indictment describes the alleged incidents as going down in a faculty instrument closet and in Peveler’s house.

Hannah Peveler is dealing with three counts of tampering with a witness. She labored in Commonwealth’s Legal professional Rick Boling’s workplace and has resigned.

Their pre-trial conferences are scheduled for September four at 8:30 a.m. A particular decide will probably be appointed for each circumstances. Circuit Judges Andrew Self and John Atkins each recused themselves.

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