TFC Corey King
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 16, Henderson
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Sex Abuse Investigation and Arrest
Date of News Release: 04/01/2010
(Henderson, Ky.) -- On Tuesday, March 30, 2010, the Kentucky State Police charged 66 year old John W. Steele of Hartford with two counts of Sodomy 1st and Sexual Abuse 1st (two counts).
The Kentucky State Police launched an investigation in 2009 after receiving a complaint of sexual misconduct from the victim’s mother. The investigation revealed that Steele allegedly had sexual relations with the female victim, who was under the age of 12.
Mr. Steele was arrested and lodged at the Ohio County Detention Center in Hartford.