The indictment of former Boyle County Middle School teacher Mark Starr stems from a second, unreported videotaping incident involving a female student at the school who was not involved in the original complaint, The Advocate-Messenger has learned.
Paul Elwyn, Communications director for Boyle County Schools, said Thursday that Starr's indictment Tuesday by a Boyle County grand jury is related to a separate incident that occurred at the school during which a different female student knowingly participated in a "sexual performance" that Starr allegedly taped.
"About two or three weeks ago, the state police got some new software that allowed them to peel away new layers on his hard drive and that's where they found this footage," Elwyn said. "The charges go to what they found on the hard drive, not to the two students who initially raised concerns."
Starr, 32, is charged with using a minor under 16 in a sexual performance and tampering with physical evidence. He was arrested Wednesday after turning himself in to authorities in Graves County, but was transferred to the Boyle County Detention Center Thursday, where he remains today under a $25,000 bond, said Deputy Jailer Melissa Adams.