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CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Year-old charges of rape and sodomy against a former Kubasaki High School science teacher are still pending in a Kentucky court, a Lexington, Ky., newspaper reported.

According to a story published this week in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Jack Russell Hubbard, 61, remains free on bond while the case is pending due to changes in the prosecutor’s office.

Stars and Stripes reported last July that Hubbard, who retired from the Department of Defense Dependents Schools last summer, was arrested July 9, 2007, in Johnstown, Pa., on charges stemming from the late 1970s, when he was a science teacher in Fayette County, Ky.

He faces four counts of first-degree sodomy and one count of third-degree rape.

The charges were tied to a high-profile sex abuse lawsuit filed by a former student, Carol Lynne Maner, against the Fayette County School Board.

She accused the board of ignoring reports that Hubbard and several other teachers and administrators in the school district sexually abused students in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

A jury awarded her $3.7 million. The school board is appealing the verdict.

After leaving Kentucky, Hubbard taught for DODDS in Europe and Okinawa for 26 years.

DODDS officials last summer said there were no allegations from students against Hubbard stemming from his 18 years in Okinawa.


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