Knox County man charged with rape of minor he met at NIBROC

A mother’s call led Kentucky State Police to arrest a Knox County man for and inappropriate relationship with her underage daughter. Detective Aaron Frederick, of Post 10 in Harlan, responded to the complaint received Wednesday, Sept. 27. Detective Frederick contacted James McCafferty, 32, of Indian Creek, and initiated an interview. Over the course of the [...]

Corbin man pleads in Knox County rape case

By Emily Baker For the News Journal A Corbin man pleaded guilty to charges of sexual abuse. James Eugene Lanham, 41, was indicted in January of this year and charged with four counts of first-degree rape. According to the indictment, Lanham engaged in sexual intercourse through the use of forcible compulsion on at least four [...]

Corbin man indicted on rape charge, surrenders to authorites

A Corbin man indicted earlier this month on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree unlawful imprisonment is in the Laurel County Correctional Center after surrendering himself to authorities Wednesday afternoon. Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said 21-year-old Amos Sparkman came to the correctional center on Fifth Street in London [...]

Corbin man acquitted of rape, incest

Jurors needed less than 50 minutes early Friday afternoon to acquit a Corbin man on charges of rape and incest.

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Knox Grand Jury returns rape indictment against former CHS assistant basketball coach

A former Corbin High School assistant basketball coach, who has been accused of the statutory rape of a 16-year-old student, has been indicted by a Knox County grand jury. Twenty-six-year-old Madison Johnson was indicted Friday on charges of third-degree rape and unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or [...]

Corbin woman indicted on rape, sodomy charges in Laurel County

UPDATE: London Police arrested 38-year-old Tara L. Cousineau, of Corbin on the indictment warrant issued Friday in Laurel Circuit Court. Cousineau was indicted on multiple counts of rape, sodomy and unlawful transaction with two different minors, ages 14 and 15. According to the indictment, Tara L. Cousineau, who was 37 years old at the time, engaged [...]

Deputies investigating kidnapping/rape in Laurel County

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a kidnapping and rape that started early Thursday morning in Corbin and ended when the victim was found in southern Laurel County. According to Sheriff John Root, the incident began about 12:30 a.m. when the victim, who was driving a van along 7th Street in Corbin, was flagged down [...]

Former CHS assistant basketball coach facing rape charge

Corbin Police say former CHS assistant basketball coach Madison Johnson is under investigation.

Corbin Police say former CHS assistant basketball coach Madison Johnson is under investigation.

The case of a former Corbin High School assistant basketball coach, who is accused of the statutory rape of a 16-year-old student, will be presented to a Knox County Grand Jury.

Following a preliminary hearing Tuesday, Knox District Court Judge John Chappell ruled there is probable cause to present the case against Madison Johnson to the grand jury.

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Indianapolis man indicted for rape

Christian Black

A Whitley County Grand Jury indicted an Indianapolis man for rape, a Nevisdale man for a cutting his brother-in-law, and two Corbin men in connection with the kidnapping and assault of a woman, according to the grand jury’s monthly report Monday morning.

The grand jury charged Christian Black, 21, of Indianapolis, with first-degree rape.

His attorney, Ronald Bowling, entered a not guilty plea on his behalf during his arraignment Monday before Whitley Circuit Judge Paul Winchester, who scheduled a June 6 pretrial conference in the case.

Black remains free on bond.

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Man arrested Sunday in rape, sodomy case

A Rockholds man wanted for allegedly raping and sodomizing a child under the age of 12, was arrested Sunday by Corbin Police. Corbin Police Major Rob Jones, the department’s public affairs officer, said police received a tip that 31-year-old Timothy Crumpler was parked in a vehicle outside the Burger King on Cumberland Falls Highway. About [...]