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Date for Mosley trial confirmed

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By Kenny Colston

The case of a former Oldham County Police Officer accused of official misconduct and tampering with evidence will go to trial on June 30.

Former officer Harry “Shane” Mosley was charged with official misconduct for sending sexually explicit text messages to a teenager. His charges also include tampering with physical evidence, tampering with public records and official misconduct for his involvement in the arrest of a U.S. Marshal on DUI charges.

According to police reports, Mosley, 36, of Pendleton, met a teen girl in Goshen during a routine traffic stop on Sept. 26, 2012. Mosley cited a man in the vehicle for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, but did not cite the girl. Mosley then tried to start a relationship with the girl.

At a final pre-trial hearing on Feb. 6, both Mosley’s attorney and the prosecution confirmed the court date. Mosley previously rejected a plea agreement offered by prosecutors.

Prosecutors will have to elect which charges to try Mosley on within 45 days, before the case goes to trial.

Boyers could get an offer

A Pewee Valley woman charged with sexual abuse and rape of a minor could receive a plea deal from Commonwealth Attorney Courtney Baxter.

Jessica Boyers, 24, was a teacher at Highland Middle School in Jefferson County who allegedly had a relationship with a minor.

Boyers, was arrested by Louisville Metro Police on those charges in April and indicted on them April 23 in Jefferson County. She was also indicted on 38 sex crime charges in Oldham County in June.

At a court appearance Feb. 6, prosecutors said they would like to talk to the victim and his family before presenting an offer to Boyers.

His next court appearance on her Oldham County charges is May 8. Her charges in Jefferson County are ongoing as well.

Johnson appointed new public defender

Richard Wayne Johnson, a former Oldham County EMS employee, was appointed a new public defender at his latest court hearing.

Elizabeth Curlin will represent Johnson, who previously hired his own attorney before his indictment.

Johnson, 35, of La Grange, was indicted on the following charges in November: one count of incest, one count of second degree sodomy, eight counts of first degree sexual abuse, one count of distribution of obscene matter to a minor, two counts of distribution of child pornography and twelve counts of possession of child pornography.

He has pleaded not guilty to those charges.

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