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Trial set for JCPS teacher accused of raping Bullitt County student

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A former teacher for both Jefferson County and Bullitt County Public Schools returned to court Monday following accusations he had an inappropriate relationship with a Bullitt County student.

Scott Quisenberry, 55, found himself back before Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Audra Eckerle Monday morning.

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"We are on the record in the case of the Commonwealth versus Scott Quisenberry," Eckerle said. "We're here today for a pretrial conference."

With attorneys at either side of him, Quisenberry sat attentively as both sides attempted to agree on a future trial date.

The former Bullitt Lick Middle School instructor is accused of having a sexual relationship with a coworker's underage daughter.

During the pretrial conference, Quisenberry's attorneys requested at least two weeks be set aside to try the case.

"There's extensive -- what I would call -- paperwork discovery. There's emails. There's texts," began Kenneth McCardwell, one of Quisenberry's two defense attorneys. "There's a large number of items that, should we get into back and forth on that, I think could require us to go a couple of weeks or more."

In August 2013, Quisenberry pleaded not guilty to second and third-degree rape charges involving the minor. The allegations date back to March 2009 when the alleged victim was 13-years-old to March 2012.

Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Alicia Gomez previously offered Quisenberry a plea deal that would have landed him behind bars for seven years without probation. It was a deal Quisenberry did not accept.

At the Commonwealth's request during Monday's proceedings, both sides approached the bench, speaking with Judge Eckerle off the record.

Minutes later, the pretrial conference wrapped up almost as quickly as it began with both sides agreeing to future court dates.

Quisenberry is expected back in court for another pretrial conference on April 23, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. The trial was set to begin on September 23, 2014.

In addition to the Jefferson County case, Quisenberry also faces a third-degree rape charge in Nelson County where he is accused of having sex with a juvenile under the age of 16 in 2010.

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