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Custodian Alvin Randlett willed $175K life savings to protecting victims of child abuse

Posted at 5:57 PM, May 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-08 21:08:27-04

COVINGTON, Ky. -- A former Covington school custodian left behind more than clean hallways after he died. 

Alvin Randlett left a legacy to protect victims of child abuse.

Randlett spent 32 years working as a custodian at Sixth District Elementary School. He retired in 2001, and died about 15 years later. In his will, Randlett offered his house, life savings and personal property -- totaling more than $175,000 -- to be donated to Kentucky's Child Victims' Trust Fund.

Attorney General Andy Beshear visited Sixth District Elementary Tuesday to honor Randlett for his contributions. 

"Because of gifts like his and others, we can train more and more responsible adults to follow his example," Beshear said.

Money from the fund pays for things like child abuse programs, training of prosecutors and social workers who protect children from sexual abuse and the costs of child sexual abuse medical exams.

Randlett's colleagues said he always taught students the value of education and character.

"By example, Alvin has taught the children to open their arms and be a friend to all because he was," fifth grade teacher Sally Mills said.