Cariel

Cariel

Two former Grayson County teachers accused of sexual misconduct with minors have been indicted by the Grayson County Grand Jury.

Former Grayson County Middle School Language Arts teacher John W. Cariel, 66, of Leitchfield, was indicted on charges of sexual abuse in the first degree; sodomy in the second degree; prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure a minor/peace officer to commit a sexual offense; and distributation of obscene matter to minors, first offense.

The indictment states that the charges stem from incidents between Feb. 1, 2017, and April 1, 2018, in which he allegedly engaged in masturbation in front of a then-13-year-old juvenile male and subjected the same juvenile to deviate sexual intercourse, and asked the child for oral sex and other sexual contact using a cellular phone.

The indictment goes on to state that, between Feb. 1, 2017, and April 1, 2018, Cariel also allegedly distributed obscene material to another juvenile male, who was 15 years old at the time.

Additionally, former Grayson County High School teacher and assistant boys soccer coach Jonathan D. Jones, 27, of Leitchfield, was indicted on the charge of sodomy in the third degree, stemming from a March 8, 2018, incident in which he allegedly engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with a then-17-year-old female.

Jones' arrest citation states that the 17-year-old student "performed oral sex" on Jones at his residence on March 8.

Both Cariel and Jones previously pleaded not guilty to all charges brought against them.

Cariel was arrested for the aforementioned charges on May 15 and remains lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center. Jones was arrested for third-degree sodomy on March 12 and was released from the detention center after making bond.

In addition to Cariel and Jones, the grand jury also indicted 14 other individuals on various charges during its July meeting. The suspects indicted, in alphabetical order, are:

Paul R. Bondora, 38, of Cub Run, was indicted for robbery in the first degree; burglary in the first degree; theft by the unlawful taking or disposition of property $500 or more but under $10,000.00; theft by the unlawful taking or disposition of property — firearm; engaging in organized crime — criminal syndication (theft); possession of a handgun by a convicted felon; terroristic threatening in the third degree; and persistent felony offender in the second degree, in relation to incidents that allegedly occurred on Jan. 23, 2018.

James W. Brown, 52, of Eastview, was indicted for fleeing or evading police in the first degree (motor vehicle); operating motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, .08, first offense; and speeding 26 miles per hour or more over the speed limit, in relation to incidents that allegedly occurred on June 6, 2018.

Brandon Carney, 25, of Mt. Washington, was indicted for receiving stolen property valued under $10,000 (two counts), in relation to incidents that allegedly occurred on, about, or between March 27, 2018 and April 12, 2018.

Brian Dean, 24, of Leitchfield, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia, in relation to incidents that allegedly occurred on Feb. 20, 2018.

Kenneth R. Ferguson, 34, of Leitchfield, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, first offense (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia, in relation to incidents that allegedly occurred on Feb. 20, 2018.

Sara Moran, 27, of Leitchfield, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, second offense (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia, in relation to incidents that allegedly occurred on Feb. 20, 2018.

Raymond R. Reynolds, 28, of Elizabethtown, was indicted for robbery in the first degree; burglary in the first degree; assault in the second degree; theft by the unlawful taking or disposition of property $500 or more but under $10,000; theft by the unlawful taking or disposition of property — firearm; engaging in organized crime — criminal syndication (theft); and terroristic threatening in the third degree, in relation to incidents that allegedly occurred on Jan. 23, 2018.

Nicholas M. Sauer, 19, of Leitchfield, was indicted for complicity to commit robbery in the first degree; complicity to commit burglary in the first degree; and engaging in organized crime — criminal syndication (theft), in relation to incidents that allegedly occurred on Jan. 23, 2018.

Nicole M. Searfoss, 32, of Leitchfield, was indicted for robbery in the first degree; burglary in the first degree; theft by the unlawful taking or disposition of property $500 or more but under $10,000; theft by the unlawful taking or disposition of property — firearm; engaging in organized crime — criminal syndication (theft); and terroristic threatening in the third degree, in relation to incidents that allegedly occurred on Jan. 23, 2018.

Tamara L. Shelton, 32, of Hodgenville, Kentucky, was indicted for robbery in the first degree; burglary in the first degree; theft by the unlawful taking or disposition of property $500.00 or more but under $10,000.00; theft by the unlawful taking or disposition of property — firearm; engaging in organized crime — criminal syndication (theft); possession of a handgun by a convicted felon; terroristic threatening in the third degree; and persistent felony offender in the second degree, in relation to incidents that allegedly occurred on Jan. 23, 2018.

Joshua J. Stone, 33, of Caneyville, was indicted for assault in the first degree - domestic violence; wanton endangerment in the first degree; unlawful imprisonment in the first degree; and criminal mischief in the third degree, in relation to incidents on May 28, 2018 when he allegedly punched his then-girlfriend in the face, dragged her on the pavement as he operated a motor vehicle, held her hostage under circumstances exposing her to risk of serious physical injury, and defaced, destroyed, or damaged property belonging to her causing a loss of $500 or less.

Rachel L. Sutton, 25, of Leitchfield, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, first offense (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia, in relation to incidents that allegedly occurred on Feb. 20, 2018.

Elanda M. Tidwell, 29, of Madisonville, Kentucky, was indicted for wanton endangerment in the first degree (two counts) and criminal mischief in the first degree, in relation to incidents on April 29, 2018 when she engaged in conduct that created substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to two individuals and defaced, destroyed, or damaged the property of one of those individuals, resulting in a loss of $1,000 or more.

Christopher L. VanMeter, 29, of Clarkson, was indicted for receiving stolen property valued under $10,000 and obscuring the identity of a machine over $500 or more but under $10,000, in relation to incidents that allegedly occurred on April 6, 2018.