The Campbellsville Police Department and Taylor County Sheriff’s Department have been investigating a suspected rape that occurred in July 2013.
The investigation was initiated on 11/16/13 and led to the arrest of Jeffery Watson (7/23/72) of 337 Puryear Road on 12/2/13. Watson was arrested for Rape 3rd Degree on a Taylor District Warrant and was released on a $5000 bond.
The incident was investigated by Ben Riggs (Campbellsville PD) and Brian Pickard (TCSO).
The charge of Rape 3rd is defined as:
(1) A person is guilty of rape in the third degree when:
(a) He engages in sexual intercourse with another person who is incapable of consent because he or she is mentally retarded;
(b) Being twenty-one (21) years old or more, he or she engages in sexual intercourse with another person less than sixteen (16) years old; or
(c) Being twenty-one (21) years old or more, he or she engages in sexual intercourse with another person less than eighteen (18) years old and for whom he or she provides a foster family home as defined in KRS 600.020;
(d) Being a person in a position of authority or position of special trust, as defined in KRS 532.045, he or she engages in sexual intercourse with a minor under sixteen (16) years old with whom he or she comes into contact as a result of that position; or
(e) Being a jailer, or an employee, contractor, vendor, or volunteer of the Department of Corrections, Department of Juvenile Justice, or a detention facility as defined in KRS 520.010, or of an entity under contract with either department or a detention facility for the custody, supervision, evaluation, or treatment of offenders, he or she subjects a person who he or she knows is incarcerated, supervised, evaluated, or treated by the Department of Corrections, Department of Juvenile Justice, detention facility, or contracting entity, to sexual intercourse.
(2) Rape in the third degree is a Class D felony. 8.2.16 ()