A demand towards a Franklin County middle college principal for failure to report kid abuse has been dismissed, about two months after a jury observed a instructor at her school not responsible of sexual abuse.
The charge from Whitney Allison, principal of Bondurant Center College, was dismissed April 7 for no probable lead to, according to on-line courtroom documents. She happy the legislation by properly investigating the allegations, her legal professional Elliott Miller of Lexington instructed the Herald-Leader Thursday.
A February motion was submitted by Miller to dismiss the 2019 cost towards Allison. It claimed that a jury in February 2022 found previous teacher Todd Smith not responsible of two counts of initial-diploma sexual abuse — the exact expenses that Allison allegedly failed to report. Smith is no extended used at the faculty.
A woman student alleged in 2019, when Allison was new to the work of Bondurant principal, that Smith had touched the student’s buttock as he walked previous where the pupil was sitting down, the motion claimed. A second student also alleged Smith inappropriately touched them in 2018, the motion stated.
Miller claimed Allison described the allegation correctly and in a timely method — the working day after she uncovered of it — but was even now criminally charged with failure to report.
“It would be a gross miscarriage of justice for the County Attorney to continue on prosecuting Allison…,” the movement reported.
A demand from yet another schooling chief in connection with the scenario was formerly dropped.
In 2019, the county lawyer dropped a cost of attempted bribery towards Franklin County Superintendent Mark Kopp, also represented by Miller, stating he experienced not violated regulation. Prosecution had started since Kopp had allegedly asked a deputy sheriff to do him a favor in regard to the failure to report demand towards Allison.
John Olash, Smith’s Jefferson County attorney, advised the Herald-Leader Thursday that the prosecution of Smith, Kopp, and Allison should have never transpired because there was never enough proof to assist legal charges.