Trooper Shane Jacobs
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 10, Harlan
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Rape Arrest in Harlan County
Date of News Release: 09/12/2007
(SMITH, KY) On 9/11/2007 at 1:55 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan executed a search warrant and an arrest warrant at the Cornett residence in Smith, KY. Arrested was Frank Cornett, age 41 of Smith, KY. Mr. Cornett was charged with Rape 1st degree, Rape 2nd degree, Sodomy 1st degree, 3 counts of Unlawful Transaction with a Minor 1st degree and 3 counts of Unlawful Transaction with a Minor 2nd degree. These offenses occurred with two juvenile girls ages 13 and14. Frank Cornett was lodged at the Harlan County Detention Center. Assisting at the scene were Trooper Walt Szczepan and Trooper Jim Whitaker. This case is still under investigation by Detective Michael Cornett Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan.