HARRISON COUNTY, Ky. (FOX 56/WKYT) – A judge sentenced a former Harrison County to six years in prison in a sexual abuse case.
In 2019, Amanda Phillips admitted to Kentucky State Police that she had an inappropriate relationship with a prior student.
Phillips worked as a special needs teacher, and the victim was over the age of 12 at the time of the relationship.
Court records showed that Phillips entered a guilty plea to four counts of sexual abuse, 1st degree
- Jan. 2019: Cynthiana teacher fired, accused of inappropriate relationship with student
- Jan. 2019: Fired Cynthiana teacher appears in court for first time following sex abuse allegation
- Feb. 2019: Grand jury indicts former Harrison Co. teacher on sexual abuse charges
A judge sentenced Phillps to six years on Tuesday.
The Cynthiana Democrat reports that Phillips must serve 85% of her sentence because probation was denied.
As part of a plea agreement, Phillips must surrender her teaching license and is not allowed to be employed at a school.
You can find the full details of the plea agreement from the Cynthiana Democrat here.