PARIS — A teacher who has taught in the Bourbon County school district for 24 years is accused of sexually abusing a male student, according to an indictment returned last week.
Kimberly Fryman, a teacher at Bourbon County High School, was indicted June 11 on a charge of first-degree sexual abuse. She pleaded not guilty Tuesday when she was arraigned in Bourbon Circuit Court.
The indictment says Fryman subjected a boy to sexual contact when he was younger than 18 years of age and she was in a position of authority or special trust.
Fryman has taught elementary and middle school grades but was a teacher in an alternative classroom for troubled students at the time of the allegation, said Bourbon County Superintendent Lana Fryman, who is no relation to Kimberly Fryman.
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Lana Fryman said the boy was a student in Kimberly Fryman's class.
Kimberly Fryman had taught in the alternative program for five years. She has been on paid suspension since the allegation was reported in November, Lana Fryman said.
A status hearing is scheduled for Aug. 7 in Bourbon Circuit Court.