A prominent western Kentucky businessman will stand trial this year in a shocking rape case. The defendant has connections in high places and the accuser has none. R.G. Dunlop and Kate Howard with The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting found that the actions of one public official are testing the credibility of the criminal justice system.
Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball player Jaylen Babb-Harrison has been charged with first degree rape. According to the Lexington Herald Leader, the 23-year-old is being held at the Madison County Detention Center.
A Kentucky State Penitentiary employee faces rape charges following her arrest for an alleged sexual relationship with an inmate. Forty-one year old Lori Holsapple of Kuttawa was taken into custody late last week following a two-month state police investigation. Holsapple worked as an educator at the Eddyville facility, and has been charged with third-degree rape. KSP Post 1 public affairs officer Trooper Jay Thomas says even though it was a consensual relationship, she received charges of rape due to her employment.
South Marshall Middle School Principal Ken Barlow was arrested yesterday at his lawyer's office in Paducah. Barlow was previously tried in 2007 on charges of molesting a 6-year-old boy, but was acquitted.