ALLEGED CRIMINAL SEX ABUSE INCIDENTS BY WOMAN, WHO IS ALSO THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR ALLEGEDLY HAPPENED OVER PERIOD FROM 25 YEARS TO 15 YEARS AGO INVOLVING TWO MINORS
On June 15, 2022, a Floyd County Grand Jury indicted April Bradford on eleven (11) counts of unlawful transaction with a minor first degree, a Class B Felony, punishable by 10-20 years in prison; one (1) count of sodomy second degree, a Class C Felony carrying a 5- to-10-year potential sentence; and seven (7) counts of sodomy third degree, a Class D Felony, with a penalty of up to five years.
In all, if found guilty at a criminal trial by jury April Bradford faces anywhere from 122 years to 265 years in state prison.
The charges are related to allegations made by two victims who were minors between 1997 and 2007, at the time the alleged crimes occurred.
The case was investigated by the Kentucky State Police, who began investigating the case when they became aware of the allegations in January 2022. Special Prosecutions Unit Executive Director Rewa Zakharia presented the case before the Floyd County Grand Jury on behalf of the Commonwealth.
“Upon receiving notice of this investigation, the district consulted with board counsel and took prompt action, suspending the administrator from employment pending the outcome of the investigation and further information being received.”
“During this suspension, the administrator was instructed to not enter the grounds of any district property and the matter was reported to the Educational Professional Standards Board. Our policy prohibits us from talking about personnel matters until final action is taken.”
According to the Floyd County Schools website, April Bradford has been the assistant principal at South Floyd Elementary School, and is also the athletic director. She has 26 years of education background, of which 24 years were in the classroom and two years in administration.
April Bradford also coached girls’ basketball for 13 years at Osborne, South Floyd middle and high school, and South Floyd Elementary, and has been the athletic director for South Floyd Elementary for the past four years.