Former Kentucky school employee pleads guilty to sodomy, rape

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Authorities say a former Kentucky school employee accused of having sex with an underage student has pleaded guilty to rape and sodomy charges.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports 28-year-old Lindsey Banta Jarvis entered the plea Wednesday in Woodford Circuit Court. She also faces rape charges in Lexington involving the same student. That case is still pending.

Authorities have said she was a social studies teacher in Woodford County before taking a job as a para-educator in Fayette County. She resigned after charges were filed.

Police said the investigation began in 2016 when a Versailles officer found Jarvis and the boy, then 15, in a car at 1:17 a.m. at a Woodford County park.

Jarvis faces a recommended sentence of 18 months in prison. The judge set sentencing for Dec. 5.