Man Faces Trial In 25-Year-Old Lexington Rape Case

Posted at 3:10 PM, Aug 14, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Twenty-five years after it was alleged to have happened, a Lexington sexual assault case made its way into the court Tuesday. 

In 1993, a 13-year-old girl claimed she was talking with two men and was given alcohol and marijuana, before being held down and raped by both after walking home from a football game.

The assault kit collected then recently was tested using modern technology, and DNA evidence ultimately linked James Fields to case.

The court is going to appoint the public defender for Fields’ pre-trial hearing, so long as he remains unable to post his $10,000 bail. He cannot have any contact or communication with the victim.

Fields was already serving time in Whitley County on a different charge when he was transferred to Fayette County last week, following the evidence discovery. 

He had a 2002 conviction on attempted rape.

Fields’ preliminary hearing will take place at 8:30 next Tuesday morning in Fayette Circuit Court.