Three felony charges for woman accused of sex with children's home resident
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Three felony charges have been filed against the woman accused of having sex with a resident of a Sellersburg children's home.
The Clark County prosecutor says authorities have reason to believe that 29-year-old Darci Stabeno had sex with a 17-year-old resident of the Kingsfield Children's Home twice, and performed a sex act on the teen once in the month of August.
Stabeno is charged with three counts of child seduction -- class D felonies. Clark County prosecutor Jeremy Mull says each count is for each individual sexual encounter. A probable cause affidavit says the acts occurred between August 1 and August 26.
Court documents say the victim, a 17-year-old, was not only a resident of the home for troubled youth but worked as a custodian at the facility.
Stabeno worked the night shift at Kingsfield Children's Home. Court documents say she performed overnight bed checks. The facility would not expand on Stabeno's duties, but tells us that she was fired last week.
The Clark County Prosecutor says they will be meeting with the victim and his family before the trial starts to discuss their wishes and decide an appropriate route.
According to the prosecutor, Each felony charge is for each individual sex act.
Darci Stabeno told the judge her dad flew out from New Jersey to post bail on Friday, but due to a clerical error, he wasn't able to and had to fly home. The judge said he would clear up the problem, allowing Stabeno to post bail and enter house arrest.
She was ordered to have no contact with the victim or anyone involved in the case.
Stabeno also indicated that she would be hiring a lawyer.
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