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Son Of Franklin Sheriff Due In Court Today

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– The son of the Franklin County sheriff is due back in court Friday on charges of rape and sodomy.

21-year-old Patrick Melton is accused of forcing a woman to have with him in July.

The alleged victim told police that she tried to resist but he had sex with her while she told him “no” and “stop.”

According to his citation, the alleged crime took place July 6 on University Avenue in Lexington.

The two then allegedly exchanged text messages about the encounter.

Melton was held on a $17,500 bond, but he paid it and was released.

During his last court appearance about two weeks ago, Melton entered a not guilty plea.

The judge is expected to decide Friday if there’s enough evidence to send his case to a jury.

Alexia Walters

Alexia Walters

Alexia is the Sunrise Digital Content Producer. She has been with the company since April 2017.
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