Sentence recommended in teacher sex case

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OFFICE OF THE COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
 30th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

THOMAS B. WINE, COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY

Media Release: July 21, 2015

SENTENCE RECOMMENDED IN TEACHER SEX CASE

LOUISVILLE, KY — Today a Jefferson County jury fixed a sentence of fifteen years in the penalty phase of the trial of Scott Quisenberry.  Yesterday the jury found Quisenberry guilty of one count of Rape in the Second Degree, two counts of Rape in the Third Degree and four counts of Sodomy in the Second Degree.   Quisenberry was a teacher at the school attended by the minor female victim as well as the father of one of the victim’s close friends. He had been charged with having sexual relations with the victim over a period of time from 2009 to 2012.    Following yesterday’s guilty verdict, Judge Audra Eckerle increased Quisenberry’s bond to $75,000.00 and he was taken into custody.

Following the announcement of the sentence, lead prosecutor Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Alicia Gomez said “I admire the courage of the victim in this case and the courage of all child sexual abuse victims in reporting their abuse to authorities.  This is a difficult process and the community could not be protected from these offenders but for the bravery of these victims.”

Upon learning of the jury’s decision, Commonwealth Attorney Tom Wine added:  “Today’s sentence is the culmination of the courage of the victim, the dedication of our prosecutors and law enforcement, and the determination of jurors who would not allow our most precious resource, our children, to be abused.  This conviction should serve as a warning to those persons in positions of trust, if you engage in any type of sexual misconduct with children, it is not a question of if you will be punished, but rather how much punishment you will receive.”

Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Gomez was assisted in this case by First Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Mark Miller.  This case was investigated by LMPD Detective Jennifer Boyer.

Formal sentencing has been scheduled for September 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

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