Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Announces Guilty Plea for Former School Employee
Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Special Prosecutions today announced the conviction of former school employee, Larry Brent Childress, stemming from a course of unlawful sexual activity over several years with a student in the Bullitt County school system. Childress, age 41, pled guilty to two counts each of Rape Third Degree and Sodomy Third Degree in connection with sexual activity with a teenage student in the early 1990s while Childress was employed by Bullitt County Schools. At the time of his indictment, Childress was employed by Nelson County schools, and has since been removed.
Under the terms of the guilty plea, the Defendant will be sentenced to a term of eight years imprisonment, with the Court to decide whether to place the Defendant on supervision, pursuant to a set of detailed guidelines offered by prosecutors.
"Schools are a safe place of learning for thousands of children in Kentucky, and my office will vigorously pursue any case in which we feel like that safety or trust has been violated," General Conway said. "The prosecution of crimes against children – no matter where they occur - is a top priority of my administration."
Sentencing is set for May 21 at 8:30 a.m. in Bullitt Circuit Court.