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Fri April 3, 2009
County Attorney Issues Opinion on Lynn
By Carrie Pond
Madisonville, KY – Hopkins County Attorney Todd P'Pool has weighed in on how the fiscal court could handle a magistrate's status, who has been indicted for a second time on sex-related charges. P'Pool says because the illegal acts were not related to Wes Lynn's magistrate position, the court can't remove Lynn on grounds of misconduct. But, P'Pool says, court members can request that Lynn step down voluntarily. The county attorney says the judge-executive has the power to strip Lynn of all committee assignments. Lynn would still be able to attend regular fiscal court meetings and vote. P'Pool would not comment on what actions could be taken if Lynn refuses to step down. Lynn was indicted in November on multiple sexual abuse and harassment charges. The alleged actions occurred while he worked as a paramedic at the Regional Medical Center. He was recently indicted again for rape, sodomy and sexual abuse charges. He maintains he is innocent.