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Bath Co. Deputy, Ex-State Trooper Facing Sex Crime Charge

Posted at 1:53 PM, Nov 09, 2018

OWINGSVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)  – A Bath County Sheriff’s Deputy and former state trooper is facing a sex crime charge after officials say he tried to procure a minor over an electronic communication device.

Kentucky State Police arrested Joshua Preece Thursday.

The judge-executive confirms that Preece had worked for the Bath County Sheriff’s office for several years. Kentucky State Police also confirm that Preece was a former trooper and that he resigned eight years ago.

Preece is lodged in the Rowan Co. Detention Center.