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Former school employee indicted for sexual assault

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Also facing unlawful transaction with a minor charge

The former Youth Service Center director for St. Charles Middle and West Marion Elementary schools has been indicted for first-degree sexual abuse and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.
Charles E. Spalding, 42, of 125 C. Ashburry Drive in Bardstown was indicted in Marion Circuit Court on June 27 in two separate indictments.
According to the first indictment, between December 2012 and February 2013, Spalding subjected another person to sexual contact by forcible compulsion.
According to the second indictment, between March and April 2013, Spalding persistently and knowingly induced, assisted or caused a minor to disobey his parent or guardian.
His bond in the first case was set at 10 percent of $15,000 with the condition that he has no contact with the victim. In the second case, his bond was set at 10 percent of $5,000 with the condition that he had no contact with the victim.

In other indictments:
- William Brian Matherly, 35, of 4449 Cane Run Road in Springfield was indicted for first-degree assault (three counts), first-degree wanton endangerment (six counts), first-degree criminal mischief, DUI first offense aggravator, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and reckless driving.
According to the indictment, on or about Dec. 21, 2012, Matherly caused serious physical injury by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or he manifested extreme indifference to the value of human life by wantonly engaging in conduct that created a grave risk of death to at least three other people. The indictment also reads that he wantonly engaged in conduct that created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to at least six people, and he defaced, destroyed or damaged property causing a loss of $1,000 or more.
His bond was set at $40,000 with the condition that he uses no alcohol and has no contact with his victims.
- Jason Lamar Keene, 30, of 311 Village Loop in Lebanon was indicted for tampering with physical evidence, first-degree possession of a controlled substance second or subsequent offense, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, no or expired license, no or expired Kentucky registration receipt, and second-degree persistent felony offender. According to the indictment, on or about May 16, Keene destroyed, mutilated, concealed, removed or altered physical evidence believing an official proceeding was pending or might be initiated. The indictment also reads that he possessed a Schedule I or II controlled substance, which is a narcotic, or he aided, abetted or counseled another in said act. The indictment continues to read that he was over 18 and stood convicted of at least one felony after his 21st birthday. His bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000 with the condition that he does not drive.
- Ronald D. Hayden, 26, of 1199 Fairgrounds Road in Lebanon was indicted for third-degree assault, DUI second offense, trafficking in marijuana first offense (less than eight ounces), possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and reckless driving. According to the indictment, on or about May 4, Hayden caused or attempted to cause injury to a peace officer. His bond was set at 10 percent of $5,000 with the condition that he does not drive and that he uses no alcohol or drugs.
- Mitchell W. Stacy, 18, of 439 Mayfield Lane in Springfield was indicted for theft by deception over $10,000. According to the indictment, on or about Jan. 1, Stacy unlawfully obtained property or services of another by deception, with intent to deprive another thereof, causing a loss of more than $10,000. His bond was set at 10 percent of $5,000 with the condition that he has no contact with the victim, Nesco and Toyotomi.
- Brittany Buckland, 26, of 425 Warren Acres in Lebanon was indicted for criminal facilitation of trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of school, endangering the welfare of a minor, and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the indictment, on or about May 22, Buckland engaged in conduct that provided a person with an opportunity to traffic in a controlled substance or a controlled substance analogue within 1,000 feet of a school.
Her bond was set at $2,500 with the conditions that she has no contact with the victim and that she does not use alcohol or drugs.
- Ronald J. Tussey, 39, of 425 Warren Acres in Lebanon was indicted for trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of school, endangering the welfare of a minor, and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the indictment, on or about May 22, Tussey trafficked in a Schedule I, II, III, IV or V controlled substance or a controlled substance analogue within 1,000 feet of a school building. His bond was set at $1,000 cash with the condition that he uses no alcohol or drugs.
- April Thompson, 30, of 201 Hardin Street in Bardstown was indicted for fraudulent use of a credit card over $500 and under $10,000 (four counts) and for fraudulent use of a credit card under $500 within six months (three counts).
According to the indictment, between April 8-18, Thompson used a credit or debit card to obtain money, goods, services or anything else of value between $500 and $10,000 without the consent of the owner of that card, or she aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act. Her bond was set at $1,000 with the condition that she has no contact with the victim.
- William J. Wright, 19, of 206 E. High Street in Springfield was indicted for theft by deception under $10,000. According to the indictment, between Feb. 6 and May 11, Wright obtained property or services of another by deception with the intent to deprive another thereof, causing a loss of less than $10,000.
His bond was set at $1,000 with the contact that he has no contact with the victim.
- Tracey Scott Smith, 40, of 116 Withrow Court in Bardstown was indicted for first-degree possession of a controlled substance second or subsequent offense, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, third-degree terroristic threatening, and reckless driving. According to the indictment, on or about May 11, Smith unlawfully possessed a Schedule I or II controlled substance, cocaine, or he aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act. No bond was set in this case.
- Marcus T. Sanders, 27, of 227 Oak Street in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree possession first offense. According to the indictment, on or about May 11, Sanders unlawfully possessed a Schedule I or II controlled substance, cocaine, or he aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act. No bond was set in this case.
- James M. Sandusky, 24, of 993 Hundley Lane in Lebanon was indicted for two counts of second-degree wanton endangerment. According to the indictment, on or about May 19, Sandusky engaged in conduct that created a substantial danger of physical injury to at least two other persons. His bond is 10 percent of $10,000.
Editor’s note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only, and that person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.