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Rape Investigation and Arrest in Wolfe County

Date of News Release: 05/04/2011

(Morehead, Ky.) -- On March 17, 2011 Kentucky State Police Post 8 was notified by the Wolfe County Attorney's Office of an allegation that an adult female was having a sexual relationship with a juvenile male. Investigation by KSP indicated the relationship began in late 2009 and continued for an undetermined amount of time. On April 29, 2011 Jessica Ballard, 23, of Clay City, KY was indicted on charges of Rape 2nd Degree by Wolfe County Circuit Court. KSP Detective Virgil Rucker arrested Ms. Ballard on the indictment warrant for the charge of Rape, 2nd Degree on May 3, 2011. She has been lodged at the Montgomery County Jail in Mt. Sterling, KY.

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