GIRDLER, Ky. (LEX 18)– A Knox County man is charged with the rape and sodomy of a disabled woman that he knew through church, Kentucky State Police say.
A 29-year-old woman told investigators that Clark Mills, 71, was her transportation to church. The alleged victim told officers that Mills picked her up from her home in Girdler community of Knox County and drove to a motel in Bell County.
Officials say the woman is mentally disabled and blind. She told detectives that Mills raped her in the motel room.
The woman’s mother, who is her guardian, did not know of her whereabouts for a few hours while she was gone. Police say a family member witnessed Mills and the woman return to Knox County in his pickup truck.
Once home, she told her mother what had transpired.
During the investigation, Mills admitted to a detective that the rape did happen, he knew the woman for two years, and knew of her disability.
He was arrested and charged with second-degree rape (Intellectual Disability) and second-degree sodomy (Intellectual Disability).
Mills was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.