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Kentucky State Police Post 14 Ashland Arrest Greenup County Couple on Felony Charges

Date of News Release: 5/18/2017

Ashland, KY (May 17, 2017) – On January 26, 2017 the Kentucky State Police Post 14 received a complaint involving the possible abuse and neglect of three juveniles at a residence on Lucerine Lane in Greenup County.

Trooper Patrick Hamilton responded with Greenup County Department of Social Services and began an investigation into the allegations. Evidence and information obtained at the scene and during the course of the investigation were consistent with the allegations. It was determined Franklin and Sandra Torres had failed to report allegations of sexual abuse to the appropriate authorities. The couple had also placed bars on the windows and used a padlock to secure the door of a bedroom at the residence with the intent of keeping a juvenile locked in the room. The incidents occurred over an extended period of time dating back to 2016.

Sandra Torres, age 53, of Greenup, KY was arrested on May 17, 2017, lodged in the Greenup County Detention Center and charged with the following:

Unlawful Imprisonment 1st Degree

Failure to report Child Neglect/Abuse 1st Offense

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Sandra Torres


Franklin Torres, age 52, of Greenup, KY was arrested on May 17, 2017, lodged in the Greenup County Detention Center and charged with the following:

Unlawful Imprisonment 1st Degree
Failure to report Child Neglect/Abuse 1st Offense
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Sandra Torres

The investigation remains ongoing by Trooper Patrick Hamilton.