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 fees 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 legal professional pleaded not responsible to witness tampering.

Jordan Seth Peveler and his spouse Hannah Peveler had 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 dwelling in June 2017. Authorities say Peveler then requested the coed to carry out oral intercourse on him whereas she was beneath the affect of marijuana. Months later, after the coed had turned 17, investigators say Peveler had intercourse together with her in his dwelling.

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

Hannah Peveler is going through three counts of tampering with a witness. She labored in Commonwealth’s Lawyer Rick Boling’s workplace and has resigned.

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

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