LEITCHFIELD, KY- The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is reporting that on Thursday, July 27, 2023, KSP Post 4, Elizabethtown was notified by the Leitchfield Police Department (LPD) of an internal investigation involving one of their police officers who allegedly had a sexual relationship with a 17-year female.
During the course of the investigation, KSP detectives discovered Jeremy Taylor Wright, 27 of Caneyville, while an LPD officer, had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female on July 22nd in Bardstown, KY.
Once the relationship was discovered, Wright resigned from the department, and the case was turned over to KSP.
As a result of the investigation a warrant was issued on Friday, Wright was arrested and charged with:
- Rape 3rd Degree
- Sexual Abuse 1st Degree
more charges could be forthcoming as the investigation continues. Wright was lodged in the Nelson County Detention Center.
Kentucky State Police was assisted by the Leitchfield Police Department. The investigation remains ongoing by Det. Robert Hartley.
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