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Teacher accused of rape in two Ky. counties

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Jefferson County Public School teacher has been accused of having sex with a student, but that will not be the only charge he will be answering to.

Scott Quisenberry sits behind bars in Louisville, but he will be heading to Nelson County later this week for another arraignment.  Quisenberry has been placed on non-instructional leave from his teaching job at Kerrick Elementary.  The second grade teacher faced a judge after being accused of having sex with a student.  His attorney, Anne McAfee, entered a plea of not guilty in court on Monday. 

McAfee was asked about the many family members who surrounded Quisenberry in the courtroom, including his parents, in-laws and his wife.  "He has strong family support," McAfee said.

When asked if she thought they believed Quisenberry was guilty, she replied, "I would not comment on anything regarding the case, but of course not."

Jefferson County court documents reveal the alleged incidents happened on three separate occasions between March 2009 and March 2012. Quisenberry is charged with two counts of second degree rape and one count of third degree rape in Jefferson County.  Those three counts of rape are not the only rape charges he's faced in more than 20 years of teaching.

"I don't have any comment on these charges at this time," McAfee said.

The 55-year-old was indicted on charges of rape in Nelson County earlier this month. 

According to those court documents, those incidents occurred between March 2010 and December 2010.

School officials in Bullitt County say the Quisenberry was investigated in the past after staff raised concerns about a relationship he had with a former student at Bullitt Lick Middle School.  Quisenberry taught at the school up until his resignation in summer of 2011.

His wife and the student's mother worked at the school. 

Everyone involved denied any inappropriate contact during the investigation.  It is unclear if the victim involved in all of these instances is the same person.

"If indeed there was a student that this occurred with, then this would be very upsetting," said Bullitt County Schools attorney Eric Farris.

"We had done everything we could at the time to fair out any problems."

JCPS Officials could not comment, but confirmed Quisenberry has been employed since October of 2011. They say a letter will be sent home to parents at Kerrick Elementary Tuesday.

Quisenberry is expected in Nelson County Circuit Court on Aug. 22 for an arraignment.  He has a pre-trial hearing set in Jefferson County for Sept. 20. 

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