Third victim claims sexual abuse against LMPD officer in Explorer Program

Published: Oct. 24, 2017 at 10:54 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 25, 2017 at 8:52 AM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A lawsuit has been filed against a third LMPD officer, involving the LMPD Youth Explorer Program case.

Attorney and Louisville Metro Councilman David Yates confirmed to WAVE 3 News that the lawsuit was filed against Brad Schuhmann on Tuesday.

Yates confirmed that the lawsuit is sealed.

But details obtained by Wave 3 News Investigative Reporter Natalia Martinez claim as part of the lawsuit that Schuhmann sexually abused and groomed a young female explorer.

According to WAVE 3 News archives, an active investigation was ongoing into Schuhmann in May, and Schuhmann was put on administrative reassignment. When WAVE 3 News asked LMPD about the investigation in May, we were denied details into the investigation.

Schuhmann has worked with the LMPD Youth Explorer Program for several years.

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According to a commendation letter in his file, Schumann worked alongside all three defendants -- Kenneth Betts, Brandon Wood, and Curtis Flaherty -- who ere supervising Explorers on a trip to Fort Collins, Colorado in 2012.

The LMPD Youth Explorer Program has currently been suspended, pending the outcome of the investigations.

WAVE 3 News is working to get more information on this story. It will be updated when more details are available.

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