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Sentencing of Former Correctional Officer at the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville for Rape

FRANKFORT, KY – Attorney General Russell Coleman announced that action by the Attorney General's Special Prosecutions Unit resulted in the sentencing of Trista Fox, 39, of Fredonia, for rape.

Fox, a former correctional officer at the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville, engaged in sexual conduct with an incarcerated inmate.

Fox was sentenced to one year in prison, probated for three years. As conditions of the plea, she will be a 20-year sex offender registrant under the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry, which includes five years of post-incarceration supervision by the Department of Corrections. Fox also will be barred from future employment in law enforcement.


On February 5, 2024, Fox pleaded guilty to:

  • One count of Rape Third Degree (Class D Felony)

A Lyon County Grand Jury previously indicted Fox.

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"The ranks of Kentucky law enforcement are filled with courageous corrections officers who selflessly protect our Commonwealth. However, those who abuse the authority of their badge betray the trust of Kentucky and must be held accountable," said Attorney General Coleman. "This prosecution demonstrates our commitment to enforcing the rule of law."

The Kentucky State Police investigated the case. Assistant Attorney General Barbara Whaley prosecuted the case on behalf of the Commonwealth.



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