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State-Journal: Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Son Charged With Rape, Sodomy

Posted at 7:27 AM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 07:55:50-04

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18/The State-Journal)– The Fayette County Detention Center confirmed with LEX 18 that 21-year-old Patrick Melton was arrested on rape and sodomy charges Tuesday afternoon. The State-Journal reports that he is the son of Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton.

Patrick Melton, 21, is no longer listed among the jail’s inmates on their website. The detention center said that he has since paid the bond and has been released.  Bond was set at $17,500.

He is charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy. Both are Class B felonies.

When asked for comment, Sheriff Pat Melton referred Lex 18 to attorneys Noel and Brent Caldwell.

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