KSP Continue Owsley County Teacher Investigation


The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is continuing their investigation of an Owsley County High School teacher, who was arrested earlier this month for sexual offenses.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, James Cornett was arrested last night and charged with two additional counts of Sexual Abuse, 1st Degree. He was lodged in the Jackson County Detention Center in McKee, KY.

KSP officials were initially contacted on November 11 about allegations of Cornett having sexual contact with two students.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 7 Detective Austin Brashear. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact KSP, Richmond Post.

If you or someone you know has information about this investigation, please contact KSP Post 7 at 859.623.2404.