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Child rapist who admitted visiting school sentenced
Kenneth Lamar Tucker admitted to the charge of violating his sexual offender requirements.
A convicted child rapist who intentionally went onto Bobby Ray’s school campus, despite being warned to stay away from children, has been sentenced to 150 days in jail for his illegal visit.The man, Kenneth Lamar Tucker, 44, admitted to the charge of violating his sexual offender requirements and was ordered by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to serve 150 days of a two-year sentence and pay $350 plus costs.Tucker was banned from going near any place frequented by children as part of his agreement with the sexual offender registry. He was convicted for rape of a child in 2000 and was classified on the registry as being “violent against children.”According to his parole officer, Andrew Thornton, it was Tucker who turned himself in after he visited Bobby Ray Elementary. “He contacted me by phone and reported that he had entered onto the premises of a public school here in Warren County,” said Thornton, noting such a visit is in direct violation of his sexual offender status.The parole officer double checked Tucker’s claim by looking up the tracking on the GPS device he must wear as part of his parole.“A check of the system verified he did enter onto the premises of Bobby Ray Elementary on North Chancery Street and remained on the premises for approximately 15 minutes,” Thornton confirmed.