Accusations against four police officers and a 15-year-old girl - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Police officers accused in situation involving 15-year-old girl

Posted: Updated: Sep 10, 2013 03:32 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)-- Allegations of four police officers breaking the law with a 15-year-old girl come from counties west and south of Louisville.

In Breckinridge County, news spreads fast. Some residents are asking why one of their deputies is on paid administrative leave?

A father tells WDRB News that two Kentucky State Police troopers from Elizabethtown Post 4, a Breckinridge County sheriff's deputy and a Brandenburg police officer had inappropriate relationships with his 15-year-old daughter over a period of time.

He has hired a Louisville attorney who states that the father and his family "are focused on the health and well-being of his daughter as she attempts to recover from these grievous violations and injuries. It is our understanding that this matter is under current investigation by the Kentucky State Police."

WDRB is choosing not to release the father or daughter's name. The father says he has now received emergency custody of his daughter and has put her in a treatment facility.

At the time of the alleged incidents, she was living with her mother.

While WDRB is able to identify the teen's mother, she could not be reached for comment.

WDRB crews traveled to Brandenburg City Hall to talk to Mayor David Pace. He wouldn't talk on camera, but he tells us one of his officers is on paid administrative leave. He says there are a total of five officers in this small community.

Mayor Pace says the patrol officer has worked for the department for three years, but would not specifically say why the officer is on paid leave. He did say he hopes the allegations against him are not true.

Breckinridge County Sheriff Todd Pate says one of his deputies is also on paid administrative leave, but also wouldn't confirm why. A Kentucky State Police spokesman says he can't talk about administrative, personnel or on-going criminal investigations.

A special prosecutor in Hardin County assigned to the case last week, says he has now been pulled off the case and it has been turned over to the Kentucky Attorney General's Office because it involves Kentucky State Police Post 4 in E-town. But the attorney general's Office says it can't confirm or deny any investigation or lack there of.

Meanwhile, the father tells WDRB News that his daughter is safe now and he's outraged at what happened to her.

Kentucky State Police say the investigation may take several weeks to finish.

After that, it would be up to a grand jury to file possible criminal charges against the officers.

We are continuing to uncover new information on this story. We'll have the latest developments on WDRB and on WDRB.com.

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