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CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A former Kubasaki High School science teacher facing decades-old rape and sodomy charges in Kentucky has been released on $32,500 bond, according to the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader.

Jack Russell Hubbard, 60, who retired from the Department of Defense Dependents Schools this summer, was arrested July 9 in Johnstown, Pa., on charges stemming from the late 1970s, when he was a science teacher in Fayette County, Ky. He was extradited to Lexington on Aug. 3 and pleaded not guilty to four counts of first-degree sodomy and one count of third-degree rape.

The charges stem from a lawsuit filed by two former students in 2003.

The students, Thomas “Beau” Goodman III and Carol Lynne Maner, claim the Fayette County Board of Education failed to act on reports they were sexually abused by Hubbard and other teachers and administrators in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Maner won a $3.7 million civil judgment against the board. Goodman’s case was settled out of court. Hubbard and a female teacher were arrested on the second day of the trial.

On Wednesday, according to the newspaper, Hubbard was released after paying 10 percent of the bond and surrendering his passport to the court. He waived his right to a preliminary hearing and the case will proceed to a grand jury.

Hubbard taught for DODDS in Europe and Okinawa for 26 years. DODDS officials say there have been no allegations from students against Hubbard stemming from his 18 years in Okinawa.

Goodman told police he was sodomized 30 times by Hubbard between ages 14 and 15, according to the Herald-Leader’s coverage of the civil trial. Maner alleged that Hubbard raped her when she was 15.

Hubbard’s attorney, William M. Butler Jr., told the Herald-Leader on Wednesday that Hubbard claims he “is completely innocent.”

“I think it is all about the money,” Butler said, alluding to the civil suit. “He’s never had a single complaint lodged against him. In my experience in 20 years as a defense lawyer, I’ve found that cases with allegations like this generally have more than one instance. And there are generally allegations along the way.”


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