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Ky. judge reprimanded for comments made about victims in sexual abuse case
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, October 7, 2013 4:02 PM EDT
An eastern Kentucky judge has been publicly reprimanded for comments he made about juvenile victims during the sentencing of an adult male teacher convicted of sexually abusing the students.
Eight months after sentencing the teacher to seven years in prison, Fletcher granted shock probation in the case.
Commission Chairman Steven Woltnizek concluded that the comments showed bias or prejudice toward the teacher.
Fletcher cooperated with the investigation.