Former Kentucky school teacher gets 6 years in prison for sexually abusing underage student

Published 9:35 pm Saturday, November 20, 2021

A former Kentucky teacher has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to sex abuse.

A judge sentenced Amanda Carol Phillips, 40, on Tuesday in Harrison Circuit Court, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. In addition, she was ordered to surrender her teaching certificate and must register as a sex offender, according to the newspaper.

Phillips pleaded guilty in August to four counts of first-degree sexual abuse, according to the final judgment in the case. She was originally indicted by a grand jury in 2019 on charges of rape, sex abuse and sodomy involving a juvenile who had been her student, police said.

Harrison County Schools said at the time that Phillips was no longer employed at Eastside Elementary School due to the allegations.