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Former GCHS teacher indicted for rape

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By Rebecca Morris

Former Grayson County High School teacher and head baseball coach Gavin Logsdon has been indicted on one count of third degree rape of a female student.

The indictment, handed down Feb. 7 by a Grayson County grand jury and released Tuesday, accuses Logsdon, 31, of engaging "in sexual intercourse with a minor, 'G.W.', who was less than 18 years old, with whom he came into contact with as a result” of his teaching and coaching work.

Logsdon was arrested Nov. 22, following an investigation by Kentucky State Police detectives from Post 4 in Elizabethtown. KSP was called in by Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins after he received a complaint about alleged inppropriate contact between a GCHS student and teacher.

During a Dec. 9 preliminary hearing, KSP Detective Bryan Washer testified he and another detective initially spoke with GCHS principal Todd Johnston, then the 17-yer-old student and then Logsdon.

The student initially didn’t disclose she’d had a sexual relationship with Logsdon but finally admitted their relationship had been ongoing since June 2016, Washer said.

When questioned, Logsdon admitted to having had an “ongoing” relationship with the student and to having had sex with her “on numerous occasions,” Washer testified.

He said the student had been in one of Logsdon’s classes, but had been transferred because of suspicions of a relationship between them.

Although in Kentucky a person legally can consent to sexual acts at age 16, that doesn’t apply in cases where the other person is in a position of trust or authority over the juvenile. In those cases, the juvenile must be 18 to legally consent.

Third-degree rape is a Class D felony, punishable by one to five years in prison with fines ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

According to the Grayson County Schools District, Logsdon resigned Nov. 28.
He remains free on a $10,000 partially secured bond.