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July 12, 2014

Man facing sex-crimes indictment

RICHMOND — A Berea man was indicted July 2 on 27 counts of rape, sodomy, sexual abuse, incest and illegal transaction with a minor alleging that he forced sexual interactions with his 13-year-old daughter after having her drink alcohol.

The charges include 10 counts of rape, two counts of sodomy, 12 counts of incest, two counts of sexual abuse and one count of illegal transaction with a minor.

The 10 counts of first-degree rape stem from forcing sex on his 13-year-old daughter between the summer of 2012 and the winter of 2013 in a camper on Owsley Fork Road, according to the indictment. Five counts allege forcible compulsion, while five others assert he took advantage of the victim when she was physically helpless.

The two counts of first-degree sodomy allege he forced his daughter to give and receive acts of oral sex.

The illegal transaction with a minor charge stems from buying alcohol for the victim to drink.

Kentucky State Police investigated the case.

(Editor’s Note: The Richmond Register does not name the victims of sex crimes. Because this is an incest case, the perpetrator is not being named because doing so would reveal the victim’s identity.)

Robbery, escape indictments

A man charged in connection with the armed robbery of five businesses in and around Richmond during December and January was indicted July 2.

Christopher Lainhart, 28, is facing five counts of first-degree robbery, one count of first-degree burglary, two counts of third-degree burglary, and one count of being a persistent felony offender.

Roger Million, 24, a Madison County Detention Center inmate who escaped May 23 but returned May 30 was indicted July 9 on one count of second-degree escape and one count of criminal mischief.

The criminal mischief charge stems from property Million damaged as he escaped, according to the indictment.

Other indictments:

• Debra Hunt, 35 counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument

• Devoe Stephens, possession of marijuana, a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia

• Daniel Gibson, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia and persistent felony offender

• Lisa and Brandon Wilson,  third-degree burglary

• Keith Tanner, bigamy and persistent felony offender

• Andre Williams, first- and third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance

• Michael Horn, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance

• James Palmer, first- and second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance

• Joshua Wilson, theft by unlawful taking

• Daniel Fryer, possession of a controlled substance and marijuana

• Jared Kirkland, Rickie Adams and Brent Oliver, first-degree bail jumping

• Tracy Phillips, theft by unlawful taking and theft by deception

• Melissa Dalton, tampering with physical evidence.

Joshua Croucher, theft by unlawful taking and persistent felony offender.

An indictment is a formal statement of charges and does not imply guilt, only that grand jurors believe the state has enough evidence to prosecute.

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