Trooper Kendra Wilson
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 12, Frankfort
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Woodford County Man Arrested on Sodomy Charges
Date of News Release: 02/10/2010
(Post 12 Frankfort) -- Kentucky State Police investigation has led to the arrest of James S. Ward of Versailles, KY. Post 12 Frankfort started an investigation in October 2009, after receiving a child pornography complaint. That complaint led to the execution of several search warrants. Items seized with those search warrants are still being examined. While investigating the original complaint Post 12 Frankfort received an additional complaint involving Mr. Ward.
An adult reported being sodomized by Mr. Ward at the age of 14. The victim came forth after hearing media reports of the Kentucky State Police investigation involving Mr. Ward. The Kentucky State Police investigation was presented to the Woodford County Grand Jury.
On February 8, 2010 the Woodford County Grand Jury indicted Mr. Ward on six counts of Sodomy 3rd. On February 10, 2010 the Kentucky State Police arrested Mr. Ward on 3 counts of Sodomy 3rd. He is lodged in the Woodford County Jail under a $50, 000 cash bond. The investigation is continuing by Kentucky State Police. Anyone with information about his investigation is asked call Det. Kevin Calhoon at Post 12 Frankfort 502-227-2221.