LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington police are investigating a Fayette County deputy constable after a woman alleged that he kissed her, smacked her bottom, and sent her inappropriate text messages while he was in his constable's uniform.
A temporary interpersonal protective order against Danny Prater, a deputy constable who works for Constable Wade McNabb, was issued by a Fayette County Circuit judge on October 8.
According to the petition, the woman said that the constables provide security for the complex, including Prater. She said that Prater approached her outside her home, took her phone, and added his number to her phone contacts. According to the court record, as she walked away, Prater allegedly smacked her bottom as she walked away to talk to a friend and continued to follow her.
The woman also claims Prater picked her up and kissed her. She says he was wearing his deputy constable uniform and using his constable car at the time.
In the petition, the woman claims she denied multiple verbal advances from Prater and he proceeded to text her "sexual-like messages." She says she left her home, and went to a public place, and called 911.
"I was so scared and didn't know what to do because he was a constable," she wrote in the petition. "I am terrified he will come back to my house while on duty."
In the order signed by Judge Kathy Stein, Prater must remain 500 feet away from the woman's apartment complex.
Prater is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday, October 21 at 1 p.m. in Lexington.