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UPDATE: Former JCPS band teacher indicted on rape and sex abuse charges

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The Commonwealth Attorney's Office said in a news release Cyr Wilson was indicted on charges of rape and sex abuse.

Academy @ Shawnee’s former band director Cyr Wilson has been charged with three counts of rape in the third degree and one count of sex abuse in the first degree.

A Jefferson County Grand Jury returned the indictment against Wilson on Monday. The charges are connected to allegations from Aug. 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

A news release from the Office of Commonwealth’s Attorney Gerina Whethers said Wilson was employed as assistant band director at Ballard High School during that time.

But a Jefferson County Public Schools spokesperson said Wilson never held that job. Instead, they said he was the “Marching Band Ensemble Coordinator in connection with the Band Boosters at Ballard High School” from 2017 to 2019, which the spokesperson said was not JCPS employment.

JCPS hired Wilson as band director and teacher at Academy @ Shawnee in January 2020, according to the district.

The district has reassigned Wilson from that role. They did not provide further comment on his status.

Wilson’s arraignment is scheduled for Jan. 8 in Jefferson Circuit Court.

This story has been updated to correct Wilson’s employment history with JCPS.

Support for this story was provided in part by the Jewish Heritage Fund.

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