Fmr. McLean Co. teacher accused of sexual assault pleads not guilty

Former McLean Co. teacher pleads not guilty

MCLEAN CO., KY (WFIE) - A former McLean County teacher accused of rape has pleaded not guilty.

Benjamin Ross Woodburn was in court Tuesday morning for an arraignment hearing.

Woodburn was indicted by a grand jury on November 5.

The indictment states in June 2018, Woodburn committed third-degree rape while being in a position of authority or special trust engaged in sexual intercourse with a minor. According to the report, he was also indicted for unlawfully providing alcohol to a minor.

The judge made it clear that Woodburn was not to have any contact with the alleged victim and also set a bond.

According to newsletters found on McLean County High School’s website, Woodburn was an agriculture teacher.

Woodburn will be back in court for a pretrial conference on December 10.

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