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Former Cynthiana Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty

Posted at 11:42 AM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 18:04:26-04

HARRISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A Cynthiana police officer accused of sexting teenage girls has pleaded not guilty in court.

32-year-old John Philpot was arrested last month after allegedly exchanging sexually explicit images with a minor and was arrested back in April by his own colleagues.

According to an arrest citation, a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old say Philpot traded sexual talk with them over Snapchat and one said inappropriate pictures were exchanged.

Philpot’s attorney expressed doubt about the prosecution’s ability to prove the allegations.

“Snapchat is notorious for not keeping information and so in the past, I’ve sent them subpoenas, court orders, all of that stuff–it’s been to no avail,” said Greg Coulson.

Philpot has been suspended without pay and is in the Scott County Detention Center.

He’s scheduled to be back in court July 16.