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Grand Jury Indicts High School Band Director and His Wife

DRY RIDGE, Ky (WKRC) -- A grand jury returns indictments against a former Grant County Band Director and his wife, who is a middle school teacher.

Kenneth and Joann Owens face charges in the alleged sexual abuse of a 16 year old girl.

34 year old Kenneth David Owens was the band director at Grant County High School.  He's accused of having sexual contact with a 16 year old student in the spring of 2011.

His wife, 33 year old Joann Owens, was a teacher at Grant County Middle School.  She's been charged with trying to encourage the girl not to testify in a criminal proceeding.

The school district says Joann Owens resigned to avoid being fired from her position.

Both Owens and her husband have been charged with tampering with a witness.

Each faces up to five years in prison if convicted.
 

 

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