Knox County man accused of kidnapping, sexually assaulting child
KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – State Police in Knox County say a man kidnapped a 12-year-old girl while she was riding her bike and sexually assaulted her.
Troopers say Benny Hammons allegedly asked the 12-year-old to drive his car and he put the bike in the back, and then he apparently sexually assaulted her while she was driving.
Then, troopers say the girl saw a police officer in the area and tried to drive toward the cruiser, and that’s when troopers say Hammons grabbed the wheel and the car went off the road into a ditch.
Hammons was arrested and is at Knox County Detention Center.