22 year old male facing multiple charges in Laurel Co. including Attempted Rape & Impersonating a Peace Officer

Laurel County, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Deputy Tommy Houston along with Deputy Shannon Jones arrested Joshua Wagers age 22 of Marydell Rd., London on Sunday night September 11, 2016 at approximately 11:57 PM.

The arrest occurred off Slate Lick Road, approximately 2 miles north of London after deputies were dispatched to a complaint that a male subject was reportedly en route to a residence to pick up a 12-year-old female juvenile. Deputies were also told that the 12-year-old's father was attempting to keep the adult male there until police could arrive at the scene.

When deputies arrived at the scene and conducted an investigation they were told by the male subject that he thought the 12-year-old girl was 16 and that they were just going to go riding around. Deputies determined that the adult male subject had apparently previously met with the 12-year-old female juvenile, and that he had implied that he was a police officer.

The 2 met through a mutual friend. Apparently, the father became aware by monitoring her social media. Deputies found the adult male in possession of Hydroxyzine, and a white powder substance crushed up in a small baggie, a large quantity of alcohol, condoms, a badge, a pistol and a police radio.

Joshua Wagers was charged with attempted rape – second-degree; attempted impersonating a peace officer; attempted unlawful transaction with a minor – first degree – illegal sex acts – under 16 years of age; serving alcoholic beverages to a minor – first offense; illegal possession of legend drug; prescription controlled substances not in proper container – first offense and possession/use of radio that sends/receives police messages.

Joshua Wagers was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Inset photo of the accused is courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.


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