Teacher accused of sexually abusing 2 students

Kentucky

Kentucky State Police said in a statement that 40-year-old James S. Cornett of Beattyville is facing two counts of first-degree sex abuse.

BOONEVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky high school teacher accused of having sexually abusing two students has been arrested.

Kentucky State Police said in a statement that 40-year-old James S. Cornett of Beattyville is facing two counts of first-degree sex abuse.

Police say they learned about the allegations against the Owsley County High School teacher on Monday and began investigating. Cornett was arrested Wednesday and lodged in the Three Forks Regional Jail in Lee County.

Online jail records don’t say whether Cornett has an attorney.

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