Former Woodford County Coroner Steve Ward, left, conferred with his attorney, Patrick Nash, in May 2012 before pleading guilty to one count of sexual misconduct, a misdemeanor, in Woodford Circuit Court. Ward was sentenced to a year in jail, but he received shock probation after serving four months. File photo by Greg Kocher | Staff
Former Woodford County Coroner Steve Ward, left, conferred with his attorney, Patrick Nash, in May 2012 before pleading guilty to one count of sexual misconduct, a misdemeanor, in Woodford Circuit Court. Ward was sentenced to a year in jail, but he received shock probation after serving four months. File photo by Greg Kocher | Staff Lexington Herald-Leader
Former Woodford County Coroner Steve Ward, left, conferred with his attorney, Patrick Nash, in May 2012 before pleading guilty to one count of sexual misconduct, a misdemeanor, in Woodford Circuit Court. Ward was sentenced to a year in jail, but he received shock probation after serving four months. File photo by Greg Kocher | Staff Lexington Herald-Leader

Ex-coroner pleads guilty in Woodford County to sexual misconduct with boy, 14

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