Rape charges against former substitute amended with no jail time

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No work in schools a condition of discharge, plea

UPDATE: Lindsey Call has been accused of new, non-sexual offenses since her conditional discharge. According to court records, Call was found guilty in February of third-degree possession of an unspecified controlled substance and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Marion County. As a result of the conviction, Call was ordered to pay a fine and attend alcohol and drug education, as well as received two years unsupervised probation.

In September, Call was also found guilty in Nelson County for leaving the scene of an accident, for which she received a two-year conditional discharge. According to a citation for that case, Call hit a vehicle on the side of the road and drove away, but told police she intended to notify the owner of the vehicle that evening.


A woman who formerly worked in area school systems as a substitute teacher and in other positions was conditionally discharged for amended charges earlier this month after going to court for a case involving sex with students.
Lindsey Call, who had previously worked in both Nelson County and Bardstown City Schools, was indicted in October on four counts of third-degree rape after the victims’ parents were made aware of sexual encounters that occurred in June 2016 involving area high school students and a criminal investigation was opened, which included police reviewing conversations between Call and the teens.
But after entering an Alford plea in court, Call was not sentenced for those four counts, which could have carried up to five years in prison. An Alford plea allows a person accused of a crime to maintain her innocence but acknowledge there is enough evidence that she would likely be found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt by a judge or jury.
The plea agreement amended the charges to two counts of attempt to commit custodial interference, which carries a maximum sentence of up to 12 months in jail. The other two counts were dismissed as part of the agreement. Call was conditionally discharged for a period of two years following conditions of no new offenses, no contact with the victims, and she may not seek employment in a school system.
The third-degree rape charges were pursued because prosecutors claimed Call was in a position of special authority, which led her to come into contact with the victims as a result of that position. A letter filed in the case indicated Call was employed with Bardstown City Schools between July 30, 2012 and Oct. 31, 2014.