UK employee pleads not guilty to incest



Robert S. Tannenbaum, a UK employee, entered a plea of not guilty to charges of incest Wednesday morning in Fayette County District Court under Judge Julie Goodman.

Tannenbaum serves as the director of the undergraduate research office in the undergraduate education office at UK. He was arrested Tuesday on charges of four counts of incest with a female relative when she was in the 8th grade. The charges state between August 1998 and June 1999 Tannenbaum engaged in deviant sexual behavior with the alleged victim four to five times a week.

Tannenbaum, 67, was released on $30,000 bail and was ordered no contact with the victim. His next court date is scheduled for March 17 at 8:30 a.m.

Tannenbaum served as director of Academic Computer Services from 1991 to 2001 and is the editor of “Kaleidoscope,” the UK Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship, according to the UK Undergraduate Education Web site. He is also the principal investigator for the Appalachian and Minority Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Majors program.

UK spokesman Jimmy Stanton said Tannenbaum has been placed on administrative leave.