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Apr 22, 2013 5:20 PM

Rowan County Man Accused of Deceiving, Sexually Abusing Man With Disabilities

A Rowan County man is charged with knowingly abusing an adult, accused of deceiving a man with mental disabilities and sexually abusing him in a Lexington motel room.

According to court documents, Joel Becks told the man he was taking him to a basketball game in Nashville, but investigators say that's not what happened.

According to the arrest warrant which LEX18 obtained, 34-year-old Joel Becks offered to take the man with mental disabilities to the OVC Men's Basketball championship in Nashville, TN. and claimed he was a Morehead State University employee. The warrant says Becks called the Job Corp Training Center in Frenchburg, which the victim participated in, and also told them he was an MSU employee and would pay for the man to go to the game. Becks isn't listed as working at MSU.

Documents say they met up on March 1st in Lexington but instead of going to the game, Becks took the man to the Motel 6 on Elkhorn Road and allegedly sexually abused him.

Rowan County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Joel Becks at his home on Apri 19th . He bonded out of jail on a $10,000 bond. LEX18 went to his home in Morehead. Becks did not answer the door, but his roommate did, and we were told the allegations are "lies."

LEX18 reached out to the Job Corp Training Center in Frenchburg, but we did not hear back. We're told a court date for Joel Beck's arraignment in Fayette County has not yet been set.

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