Olive Hill man arrested on rape, animal sexual abuse charges

State Police say Jeremiah James is accused of raping a juvenile and sex crimes with an animal

CARTER COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police investigators say Jeremiah James, of Olive Hill, was arrested Thursday on charges related to sexual assault.

According to KSP, a juvenile female says James allegedly gave her alcohol before sexually abusing, raping and sodomizing her. Police say the crime happened in July of this year and the victim added she witnessed James commit a sex crime with an animal. Detectives have obtained evidence to support the victim’s statements, according to KSP.

James is charged with rape, sodomy, sexual abuse, unlawful transaction with a minor and sexual crimes against animals. James was lodged in the Carter County Detention Center. The case remains under investigation.

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