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Murray Man Found Guilty of Rape and Sodomy

Date of News Release: 10/23/2017

MURRAY, KY (October 20, 2017) – Ray W. Powers, age 49, of Murray, Kentucky has been found guilty of First Degree Rape and First Degree Sodomy in the Kentucky State Police investigation of a 2016 encounter he had with a female in Calloway County. The Kentucky State Police began their investigation in September of 2016, which led to Mr. Powers’ arrest on weapon, drug, and sex related charges.

The jury trial, which began Tuesday and ended today, was solely for the sex related offenses. The drug and weapons related charges are still pending in Calloway Circuit Court.

Formal sentencing will be conducted January 18, 2018 in Calloway Circuit Court by Judge James T. Jameson.