Foxhollow employee, 36, had sexual contact with teenage volunteer

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By Jacquelyn Stoess Hack

A Foxhollow Farm employee who had repeated sexual contact with a teen volunteer is now on probation.

Gabriel L. Kreiser, 36, was living at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood when he was arrested Aug. 3 and held on a $50,000 bond for sexual abuse and unlawful transaction with a minor – illegal sexual activity.

According to police, on several occasions between May 15 and July 31, 2012, Kreiser and a teen girl, then 14, went to a secluded area of the farm where they had sexual contact.

Oldham County Police charged Kreiser Aug. 3 for sexual abuse and unlawful transaction with a minor.

During his arrest, police confiscated a memory card in Kreiser’s possession containing nude photos and video of the girl, and also a letter she had written to Kreiser.

He told police the pair had sexual contact on several occasions.

Kreiser was subsequently fired from Foxhollow, according to court documents.

An Oldham County grand jury indicted Kreiser on four counts unlawful transaction with a minor – illegal sexual activity, a Class B felony carrying a 10- to 20-year sentence; and sexual abuse, a Class D felony carrying a one- to five-year sentence.  

Kreiser accepted a plea agreement on amended charges.

He pleaded guilty April 18 to five counts wanton endangerment, a Class D felony.

Kreiser must complete a sex offender treatment program and pay $3,750 restitution plus fees to the victim’s family, via the court clerk’s office.

He will be supervised by probation officers and frequently screened for alcohol and/or drug use for the next five years.

Kreiser is prohibited from communicating with the girl or her family. She currently resides at an out-of-state treatment center.

Circuit Judge Karen Conrad also ordered Kreiser to have no contact with any girls 16 or younger.

His probation ends April 5, 2018.

If Kreiser violates the conditions, he will serve five years in prison.

He wore an ankle-monitoring device and had been granted work release from home incarceration in October. Kreiser is no longer required to wear the device.

His attorney, Shelley Brown, said Kreiser is employed at a retail store in Lexington but his duties do not include customer service.

Foxhollow now requires all volunteers to be 18 or older.

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