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Elliott County Grand Jury handed down two indictments

Date of News Release: 12/22/2011

(Morehead, Ky.) -- The Elliott County Grand Jury handed down indictments during the last Grand Jury Session held on December 12, 2011. Indictments were handed down on Russell Lester II for two counts of Sexual Abuse 1st Degree, two counts of Sodomy 1st Degree and two counts of Rape 1st Degree. The indictments were handed down in reference to an investigation by Trooper Royce Collett. Mr. Lester was in custody on separate charges at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, KY. The investigation continues by the Kentucky State Police Morehead.

The Elliott County Grand Jury also handed down indictments on John Sloas on December 12, 2011. Trooper Royce Collett located Mr. Sloas on December 22, 2011 and placed him into custody. Mr. Sloas was taken into custody and charged with six counts of Sexual Abuse 1st Degree and two counts of Sodomy, 1st Degree. Mr. Sloas will be lodged at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, KY. The investigation continues by the Kentucky State Police Morehead.

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