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Teacher charged with unlawful transaction

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By Linda Ireland

A former LaRue County High School teacher has been charged with third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.
Jeremy Todd Blair, 33, formerly of Hodgenville and now living in Leitchfield, according to court records, is accused of assisting or causing a minor age 16 or under to disobey parents. According to a criminal complaint served by Deputy Eric Williamson, Blair had been “told to stay away” from the minor by her parents earlier this year.
Williamson said he had made a routine check at the LaRue County Saddle Club about 10 p.m. June 3. He witnessed the minor sitting in the front seat of Blair’s vehicle. Blair was “told to go home,” Williamson said. The criminal summons to court was served on Blair last week.
Blair was a high school track coach and middle school football coach before his resignation at the end of the school year. He worked as a physical education teacher for eight years.
Williamson said the teenager was a female student at LCHS.
Blair is scheduled to appear July 27 in LaRue District Court.
According to Kentucky law, a person may be charged with third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor for several reasons including if he “persistently and knowingly induces, assists or causes a minor to disobey his parent or guardian.” The charge is a Class A misdemeanor.
School administrators have not been reached for comment.