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Charges Dismissed Against Son Of Franklin Co. Sheriff

Posted: 4:21 PM, Dec 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-06 16:21:43-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-  Rape and sodomy charges have been dismissed against the son of the Franklin County Sheriff.

According to the Commonwealth’s Attorney in Fayette County, a grand jury did not indict Patrick Melton, 21.  The charges were dismissed. Melton’s father is Sheriff Pat Melton of Franklin County.

A woman had accused Melton of raping her in July of this year. Melton pleaded not guilty to the charges at the time.

The grand jury met on December 4.