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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


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.