Charges dropped against sheriff’s son accused of rape

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Patrick Melton, son of Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton, arrested in Lexington on rape and sodomy charges 8-28-18

LEXINGTON, Ky. (State Journal) — A Fayette County Circuit Court grand jury has declined to indict 22-year-old Patrick Melton, son of Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton, on rape and sodomy charges.

According to the Frankfort State Journal, the grand jury chose not to indict Melton on two felonies: first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy.

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He was accused of raping a woman at his home in July.

He was arrested in August and pleaded not guilty to those charges at that time.