Former Teacher Asks For Shock Probation

A judge in Fayette County will take her time to rule on a shock probation request from a former teacher who pleaded guilty to having sex with underage girls.

Anthony Graves was sentenced to five years in prison back in June for using a minor in a sexual performance.

On Friday, he expressed remorse and asked the judge for probation.

But at the last minute, the family of Graves' teenage victim gave a letter to the judge, asking her to keep him behind bars. The judge said she'd need more time to look over the letter before making a decision.

No word on when she may rule on his request for probation.

Graves was fired from his teaching position at Bryan Station High School last year.


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  • by Jorge Location: Honduras on Jan 20, 2008 at 03:35 PM
    Who are you to throw stones? In four months Anthony must have given proof of mis remorse and of a side different from the one shown in this blog. The topic is not easy but the judge's split decision shows that there is evidence for Anthony to have a second chance.
  • by Tracy Location: Lexington on Jan 2, 2008 at 08:18 PM
    As a teacher in a position of authority and respect Mr. Graves crime of child molestation is twice as repulsive. He knew what he was doing and he chose to do it regardless of how it would hurt the girls. He definitely does not deserve shock probation as a matter of fact he doesnt deserve to be let out among innocent children ever.
  • by J P Location: Lexington. on Dec 26, 2007 at 03:36 PM
    How do you know hewas set up? If he was, than why did he plead guilty? He was using young girls, some as young as 11, in his disturbed acts. I don't know how much time is enough, but I still think he should serve his sentence, his whole sentence.
  • by Kim Location: Hazard on Dec 26, 2007 at 10:33 AM
    Please people, don't comment on things when you don't know the entire story. This young man was set up. How do you know how long is long enough to rehabilitate someone. Is there a timeline to go by for each minority? I don't think so.
  • by Jess Location: Somerset on Dec 25, 2007 at 06:15 PM
    If the Judge let him and he does it again then the child that he did it to should have the right to sue the Judge who let him out.
  • by Jethri Location: rat cheer on Dec 22, 2007 at 10:40 PM
    Zaoichi, It isn't the same judge, but this one's probably just as liberal. Maybe he should be introduced to the former B.H.S. headmaster from Bardstown. Maybe they could teach each other some new tricks.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Dec 22, 2007 at 08:32 AM
    I would not be SHOCKED if the judge grants his request. Just hope it is not the same judge that let that guy go to his doctor appointment.
  • by J P Location: Lexington on Dec 21, 2007 at 07:59 PM
    Anthony Graves needs to rot in jail. He had no remorse when he sexually abused those young girls, so why should we believe him now. I believe he should have gotten more than 5 years for the damage he has caused these girls and their families. I know that if it had been my daughter, I wouldn't want him back on the streets after just four months. His victims and their families deserve more from the system. Don't let him out. Let him serve his sentence, and give these people a chance to recover. They deserve it.
  • by jake Location: richmond on Dec 21, 2007 at 03:19 PM
    yeah lets try this shock probation actually lock up one of these clowns that would shock me. there is no rehabilitation for predators and they should have only one chance. let him out and he will do it again, these are kids and if the judge lets him out she should be locked.

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