Steve Ward is guilty
justice

Chicago, IL

#104 May 22, 2012
I hope our system does not fail the victim. I have heard that a complaint will be filed with the Attorney Generals office if the court system fails the victims. I agree politics is ridiculous.
Shame on them

Prattville, AL

#105 May 22, 2012
If the Judge And the Prosecutor don't do a good job than we will campaign against them. It's a shame how politics plays in our criminal world. That's what's wrong, to many getting off and not enough stiff penalties. Look at all the meth and druggies who never serve a day let alone all the perverts out there. Shame on our judicial system. Lawyers, Judges etc should be embarrassed over our LEGAL system. Or should we say a lack of. Well they will get judgement one of theses days. What do they say those that are first will be last and those who are last will be first.
Plea Bargain

Lexington, KY

#106 May 23, 2012
I'm sure he is getting a sweetheart deal and will be required to allocute to his crimes. Just remember, our judges are elected officials and have the power to reject a plea bargain. My guess is he won't do any significant prison time and be a registered offender for life. The prosecutors will still consider it a 'win' for the Commonwealth, and that's all they care about.
barney

Lexington, KY

#107 May 23, 2012
Plea Bargain wrote:
I'm sure he is getting a sweetheart deal and will be required to allocute to his crimes. Just remember, our judges are elected officials and have the power to reject a plea bargain. My guess is he won't do any significant prison time and be a registered offender for life. The prosecutors will still consider it a 'win' for the Commonwealth, and that's all they care about.
so how do you run a funeral home with family after family with young children as a registered sex offender?
Plea Bargain

Lexington, KY

#108 May 23, 2012
barney wrote:
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so how do you run a funeral home with family after family with young children as a registered sex offender?
I seriously doubt he will continue his business after the dust settles. Who on earth would want a pedophile/sex offender to profit one cent from the death of a loved one? Not in this county. The guy has plenty of money (his own and old family money) and doesn't need to work.
Commonwealth

United States

#109 May 24, 2012
I hope Commonwealth Attorney does his job! This county needs someone to stand up to pervert, drug dealers and criminals.
Parole

Fulton, KY

#110 May 24, 2012
Sex abusers need to do jail time. Then they can see how it feels to be prayed on. The tide will turn!
judgement day

Lexington, KY

#111 May 24, 2012
he will get what is deserved either way once he goes to trial
Plea Bargain

Lexington, KY

#112 May 25, 2012
judgement day wrote:
he will get what is deserved either way once he goes to trial
He isn't going to trial, he is changing his plea.
Dog Lover

Lexington, KY

#113 May 25, 2012
barney wrote:
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so how do you run a funeral home with family after family with young children as a registered sex offender?
Your wife becomes the funeral director...which is happening. It has all been preplanned for 2 years...the length of time it took her to get her license.
Needs to pay

United States

#114 May 26, 2012
He needs to pay for the lives he has ruined. Shame on his wife and family for not standing up for victims and getting him help. I hope the people in Versailles go else where to bury loved ones. Supporting someone like that is aweful and knowing it. Pray for the victims and their families and the lives he had ruined.
rockhudson

Nicholasville, KY

#115 May 26, 2012
Dog Lover wrote:
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Your wife becomes the funeral director...which is happening. It has all been preplanned for 2 years...the length of time it took her to get her license.
but did anyone ever see her work a funeral before all this mess; i never knew what she looked like; i think it sucks how people are still supporting him; sure i dont have the fact; but i saw what his lawyer said about him; i am not hobo mobo ; but i hate a liar; deceiver; fraud; he was a fraud; one face for the public and one behind his ; did he owe me nothin; no, but i think most people would like to say would the real deal please stand up; then let us decide if we like him; he played us like the perfect monogmous; heterosexual married man - uyo know leave it to beaver shit
Wow

Fulton, KY

#116 May 26, 2012
That's proof enough he is guilty when the wife is now funeral director. Especially planning it 2 years ago. I don't think anyone is supporting him now. Who is his attorney?
Hazard

Fulton, KY

#117 May 27, 2012
He has always been strange. Lead a life in denial and decieved so many people. Has gotten away with it for years. I do feel sorry for his wife, son and of course the victims. After Tuesday I hope they burn his ass on here. Telling all that he did to those poor boys. More to come on this story.........
welcomingpartyof inmates

Lexington, KY

#118 May 29, 2012
the verdict is in...now Steve Wards says he is guilty. not that i ever didn't believe the staff i just never ever wanted to believe it about him...they say they wear sheep's clothing; boy were they right. he is to report to jail for a 1 year sentence NO parole..1 year BUT he pleaded down to misdeamenor i think this means NO sex offender register and i know it means NO felony. maybe he will find some new friends during that twelve months

The former Woodford County coroner facing sex charges made a plea deal with prosecutors Monday.

Steve Ward was charged with six charges of third-degree sodomy when he was arrested back in 2010. Police say a male came forward claiming Ward sodomized him more than 10 years ago at the age of 14. Ward maintained his innocence.

In Monday's plea agreement, Ward agreed to plead guilty to one count of misdemeanor sexual misconduct. The judge in the case immediately sentenced Ward to one year in jail with no parole possibility, and ordered him to report to jail by June 1.

Ward was the Woodford County coroner for more than 20 years when he was defeated in the last election.
hmmmmmmmmm

Nicholasville, KY

#119 May 29, 2012
kinda funny how the original charges "kiddy" porn the owens boys set him up with kinda went away.. lol he may be guilty of some crime. but isnt it ironic he was guilty of something other than what his original charge was ? although a conspiracy, i think the voters should keep this in mind on the next coroner election. and put the owens boys out and put some "HONEST" person in as coroner
Wow

Georgetown, KY

#120 May 29, 2012
Just goes to show you can do anything in Woodford county plea down and get a slap on the wrist. I believe even with a misdemeanor charge your still on the sex offender list. Which he belongs there.
Gay

Kathleen, GA

#121 May 29, 2012
info for real wrote:
Yes they found a lot of stuff on his computer. He denied it said it was someone elses. Haha If its your computer than you should monitor it. He is the boss? Right? Also for those of you who keep bringing up why did it take so long to come forward. Well, let see how an abuse a children handles it. How can a child know what is happening. They are scared and confused. Then they live with this terrble pain for years. I guess in order to get past the pain they must come out and face what has happened to them. There are hundreds of cases like this where the victims come out later. So don't act like this is something new. He needs to pay for the lives he has ruined.
OMG next time I have an enemy I will pay off another teen to say he was sodomized & bring out my enemies freak flag so they are backed in a corner & have to plea out due to embarassment. I am a 14 year old teen & I am full blown gay. I was born that way. If I want to do a man favors thats my decision. I love to video chat with men all day. Yeah, it might piss off mommy & daddy, but I like it. It's who I am. This 14 year old is was not a child, he was a gay teen in grown gay chat rooms.
Info

Lexington, KY

#122 May 29, 2012
welcomingpartyofinmates wrote:
the verdict is in...now Steve Wards says he is guilty. not that i ever didn't believe the staff i just never ever wanted to believe it about him...they say they wear sheep's clothing; boy were they right. he is to report to jail for a 1 year sentence NO parole..1 year BUT he pleaded down to misdeamenor i think this means NO sex offender register and i know it means NO felony. maybe he will find some new friends during that twelve months
The former Woodford County coroner facing sex charges made a plea deal with prosecutors Monday.
Steve Ward was charged with six charges of third-degree sodomy when he was arrested back in 2010. Police say a male came forward claiming Ward sodomized him more than 10 years ago at the age of 14. Ward maintained his innocence.
In Monday's plea agreement, Ward agreed to plead guilty to one count of misdemeanor sexual misconduct. The judge in the case immediately sentenced Ward to one year in jail with no parole possibility, and ordered him to report to jail by June 1.
Ward was the Woodford County coroner for more than 20 years when he was defeated in the last election.
Where do you find the link to read this information?
Plea Bargain

Lexington, KY

#123 May 29, 2012
Just remember this travesty during the next election. I cannot stomach the fact that this guy did not have to plead to a felony. Grow 5 marijuana plants and you are a felon. Sexually abuse a child, get off with a misdemeanor. Amazing.

So he will still be able to vote and carry a concealed weapon. Is there something wrong with this picture? I don't see anything about registered sex offender status, I can only hope they gave him lifetime status rather than the 10 year listing.

And since the sentence is less than one year, he won't have to play with the big boys at Eddieville or any other State Pen. Instead he will get to enjoy himself in Woodford's finest accommodations.

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