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Bullitt Central teacher charged with rape

Crystal Chappell (Source: Bullitt County Detention Center) Crystal Chappell (Source: Bullitt County Detention Center)

SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A teacher at Bullitt Central High School is charged with third-degree rape after school officials learned of allegations that she had sexual contact with a student.

Crystal Chappell, 24, was arrested Saturday and is being held at the Bullitt County Detention Center. Shepherdsville police said they are investigating claims that she had sex with a student.

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Eric Farris, attorney for Bullitt County Public Schools, said the district heard about the allegations Thursday. They suspended Chappell and reported the accusations to police. Farris said school officials first learned about the allegations from students.

Under Kentucky law, teachers and other authority figures can be charged with third-degree rape for having sex with a minor who is under their supervision.

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