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Felony Sodomy 3rd Degree Arrest in Carter County

Date of News Release: 11/13/2013

Earl Buckler

(Ashland, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police have arrested a Carter County Sheriff's Office Court Bailiff after receiving a report involving the possible sexual assault of a female inmate at the Carter County Detention Center.

On November 12, 2013 The Kentucky State Police was contacted by The Carter County Detention Center and advised of a possible sexual assault which had been committed on a female inmate. The Detention Center advised an internal investigation was being conducted into possible illegal activity between inmates at the facility. The investigation revealed a Deputy with the Carter County Sheriff's Office, who was employed as a Court Bailiff and responsible for Court security and inmate transports, had sexually assaulted a female inmate.

During the course of the investigation evidence substantiated the allegations and with the assistance of Carter County Attorney Patrick Flannery an arrest warrant was obtained for Earl Buckler.

(Specific details of the assault and victim information is not available for release.)

On November 13, 2013 Earl Buckler, age 63, of Grayson KY, was arrested lodged in the Carter County Detention Center and charged with:

Sodomy 3rd Degree

The investigation is ongoing by Detective Christopher Carter.

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