Bond sentenced to one year


By Matt Lasley - mlasley@civitasmedia.com



A former social worker was sentenced last week to one year in jail after being found guilty of filing false child abuse complaints against two Grayson County residents.

Beth Bond was found guilty in Grayson District Court last Monday, May 8 of four counts of first degree Official Misconduct and four counts of Falsely Reporting an Incident: False Criminal Complaint.

Bond was sentenced to serve one year in jail and ordered to pay a fine of $300. She currently remains free on an appeal bond.

The charges stem from incidents that occurred in 2014 and 2015 while Bond was employed as a social worker for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

The first charges of Official Misconduct and Falsely Reporting an Incident: False Criminal Complaint stem from an incident on or about Oct. 29, 2014, when Bond knowingly falsely reported that Jerome (Jerry) Beauchamp sexually assaulted a minor child or children “to cause injury to the person or reputation” of Beauchamp, court documents state.

Bond’s arrest warrant states that on Oct. 29, 2014, Bond contacted the Cabinet for Health and Family Services after-hours hotline and knowingly made false allegations against Beauchamp of sexual abuse against two juveniles.

The second charges of Official Misconduct and Falsely Reporting an Incident: False Criminal Complaint from an incident on or about Nov. 3, 2014, when Bond knowingly falsely reported that Roger Allen was manufacturing methamphetamine and physically assaulted a minor child “to cause injury to the person or reputation” of Allen.

The arrest warrant states that on Nov. 3, 2014, Bond placed another telephone call to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and made false allegations toward Allen, stating physical abuse was occurring at the residence and that he was manufacturing methamphetamine in his home.

The third charges of Official Misconduct and Falsely Reporting an Incident: False Criminal Complaint stem from an incident on or about April 21, 2015, when, within 12 months before the issuance of the warrant for her arrest and while employed as a social worker, Bond knowingly falsely reported that Beauchamp sexually assaulted a minor child.

The fourth charges of Official Misconduct and Falsely Reporting an Incident: False Criminal Complaint stem an incident on or about April 21, 2015, when, within 12 months before the issuance of the warrant for her arrest and while employed as a social worker, Bond knowingly falsely reported that Allen had sexually assaulted a minor child.

The arrest warrant states that during the same call made on April 21, 2015 to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services hotline, Bond again alleged that Beauchamp was sexually abusing two juveniles at his residence and that Allen was sexually abusing juveniles at his residence, as well.

According to Bond’s arrest warrant, all of the above complaints were investigated by either the Cabinet for Health and Family Services or law enforcement and were determined to be unfounded.

Bond was arrested on Oct. 27, 2015 for the charges brought against her.

By Matt Lasley

mlasley@civitasmedia.com

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

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