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Teacher charged with rape and sodomy of former student

Larry Childress being taking into custody by Kentucky State Police Larry Childress being taking into custody by Kentucky State Police

SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Kentucky teacher was indicted Tuesday on charges that he had a sexual relationship with one of his students. The charges date back to 1993 when Larry Childress was a teacher at Hebron Middle School.

WAVE 3 was there when Kentucky State Police troopers arrived to take Childress into custody. He faces six felony charges of rape and sodomy. The victim says that she that it started when she was age 14 and continued for several years.

"(We) rely very, very, very heavily on the victim, alleged victim's, statements and what she says happened then because after 15 years I would think that a lot of physical evidence is not there. That's not to say there's not physical evidence of other kind, but you lose a lot in years. Plus it's hard to go back at talk to potential witnesses after 15 years," said Trooper First Class Steve Pavey of the KSP Elizabethtown post.

Childress taught at Hebron Middle and coached at North Bullitt High School until 2006 before he left for a similar job in the Nelson County school district.

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