Man indicted on charges of rape of a child: Prosecutor

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Shaquil Wynn

COVINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – On November 19, 2020, the Kenton County Grand Jury indicted Shaquil Wynn, 26, of Independence, for third degree rape and sodomy of a child, according to Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders.

If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison on each count. Wynn is scheduled for arraignment before Kenton Circuit Judge Patricia Summe on November 30, 2020. He is currently out of jail on a $2,500 bond.

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Wynn was arrested September 17, 2020 on a warrant obtained by Independence Police Sgt. Joseph Moffett alleging he had sexual contact with a 15-year-old child at an Independence residence in September 2018, Sanders said.

Evidence collected from the scene of the crime was sent to the KY State Police Crime Lab for testing and was found to contain a mixture of DNA from Wynn and the child victim.

“Unfortunately serious cases like this are delayed for months or even years due to underfunding and understaffing of the state’s crime labs,” said Sanders. “It’s extremely important evidence and it’s incredibly unfortunate we have to wait so long for DNA testing.”

The prosecutor also said COVID-19 reductions in staffing have exacerbated an already backlogged system.