Bath County sheriff’s deputy arrested in child sex case

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MOREHEAD, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Bath County sheriff’s deputy was arrested at his home in Morehead Thursday by State Police and charged in a child sex case, according to KSP.

Investigators say 37-year old Joshua Preece, was charged with prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor.

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State Police refused to say what Preece is specifically accused of doing.

According to Morehead State Public Radio, Preece worked for at the State Police Post in Morehead for about ten years prior to joining the sheriff’s department in Bath County.

Preece was lodged in the Rowan County Detention Center.