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Charges Dismissed Against Son Of Franklin Co. Sheriff

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.



Melissa Ratliff

Melissa Ratliff

Melissa is the Executive Producer of Digital Content at LEX 18.
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