WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A former coroner that pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct is now out on shock probation.
Former Woodford County Coroner James Ward served 113 days in jail after pleading guilty to sexual misconduct. Friday, he was let out on shock probation.
Jail officials say Ward was released shortly after 11:00 a.m. Friday.
According to his probation order, a psychologist reported that Ward is unlikely to commit a similar crime again.
The court ordered him to start a sex offender treatment program immediately and he won't be allowed to live in a home with adolescents without the approval of the court.
It says he also may not become involved with a group made up mainly of adolescents except for a church congregation after notifying leaders of his conviction. His probation will last two years.
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