Prosecutor: Alleged victim in rape case has received threats

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) – A prosecutor in the criminal case involving former University of Kentucky board chairman Billy Joe Miles says the alleged victim has received death threats and other harassment since the charges were filed.

An attorney for Miles has denied any involvement by Miles or any member of his family.

Miles pleaded not guilty Monday to rape, sodomy and bribing a witness, according to media reports.

Barbara Whaley, an assistant state attorney general who is prosecuting the case, cited nine occasions since Miles’ indictment in which the alleged victim has been contacted or harassed. Whaley says those include death threats left on the alleged victim’s car windshield and an incident when someone threw a hammer that smashed the alleged victim’s windshield while she was driving.

Miles is a prominent Daviess County businessman.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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