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Kentucky AG Asked To Investigate McCracken Co. Attorney’s Handling Of McCracken Co. HS Cases


Attorneys representing the family of a McCracken County High School student who was allegedly sexually abused by another student are asking Kentucky’s Attorney General to investigate the McCracken County attorney's handling of sexual misconduct investigations involving the high school earlier this year.

The complaint alleges McCracken County Attorney Sam Clymer was politically motivated to dismiss past charges against county high school staff.

Clymer in March dropped charges against McCracken County High School Principal Michael Ceglinski and Director of Pupil Personnel Brian Bowland. The past charges alleged the two failed to report child dependency, abuse or neglect, in reference to multiple McCracken County Sheriff’s Office sexual misconduct investigations into a high school teacher, a volunteer fishing coach and a high school student, Princekumar Joshi.

Attorneys representing the victim’s family in the case involving Joshi said Clymer’s actions to dismiss charges were “another attempt to coverup a wrong doing”. The complaint goes on to say Clymer may have been politically pressured to dismiss charges because Clymer is an elected official.

In March, Clymer said he dropped the charges because his interpretation of the statute associated with the charges had changed and that the facts of the case no longer supported the charges.

Find the complaint below.

AG Complaint by Anonymous tlNuMVv on Scribd

"Liam Niemeyer is a reporter for the Ohio Valley Resource covering agriculture and infrastructure in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia and also serves Assistant News Director at WKMS. He has reported for public radio stations across the country from Appalachia to Alaska, most recently as a reporter for WOUB Public Media in Athens, Ohio. He is a recent alumnus of Ohio University and enjoys playing tenor saxophone in various jazz groups."
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