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Sep 28, 2012 8:56 AM

Lawsuit Filed In Rape Case Of Ex-Officer

(AP) - A woman who had a sexual relationship as a minor with a former Harrodsburg police officer has filed a lawsuit.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the woman filed the suit Tuesday against the former officer, Jason Elder, who was sentenced in April to three years in prison after pleading guilty to 141 felony counts of rape, sodomy and sexual abuse.

The lawsuit also names as defendants the city of Harrodsburg, its police department and a former police chief who is now Mercer County sheriff.

Elder was an officer who conducted Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or DARE, classes in Mercer County schools. The girl was 14 when the sexual relationship began, and it ended when she was 17.

She is now 18, and is named as the plaintiff in the suit.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,

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