Ky. high school band director, wife indicted

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HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (KT) - A Christian County grand jury indicted former Hopkinsville High School band director and his wife Friday, according to circuit court documents.


Jordan Seth Peveler, 30, Hopkinsville, is charged with four counts of third-degree rape, three counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of unlawful transaction with a minor, the New Era newspaper reported.


All of the counts occurred in Christian County.  Jordan Peveler is set to be arraigned in Christian Circuit Court on July 3.


The grand jury also indicted his wife, Hannah Peveler, 28, Hopkinsville, with three counts of tampering with a witness.


The indictment alleges that between May 9, 2019, and June 5, 2019, Hannah Peveler “knowing that a person is or may be called as a witness in an official proceeding, attempted to induce that witness to avoid testifying at the official proceeding with intent to influence the outcome thereby.”


Hannah Peveler is a former assistant commonwealth’s attorney for Christian County.


Commonwealth’s Attorney Rick Boling said his office had no part in the investigation, but within the last few weeks, it was brought to his attention that investigators began to look at Hannah Peveler for potential charges of tampering with a witness.


“I met with her, talked with her, and we agreed at that point in time that her employment at my office was probably not going to continue,” he said. “And earlier this week, she tendered her resignation to my office, officially resigning her position as assistant commonwealth’s attorney.”


Boling said that while Hannah Peveler worked for him, she did a great job. He stated that he does not know the facts or the evidence in the case.


“I just know that she found herself as a betrayed wife, a mother of a child whose dad looks like he’s going to prison for a long time and, unfortunately, an assistant commonwealth’s attorney,” he said. “And in those roles, the assistant commonwealth’s attorney role, I think, took a back seat to the others and the conduct that she engaged in may have gone a different direction.”

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