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KY AG's Office to name special prosecutor in police officer investigation

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A police officer investigation involving allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old girl is now in the hands of the Kentucky Attorney General's Office.

Kentucky State Police are investigating right now. The Attorney General's Office is working on naming a special prosecutor in the case.

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says, "When we have one of these situations that comes to our office, we either try to take the matter in house or appoint pretty quickly. We're in the process of doing that and if the paperwork hasn't been processed, it will be within days and there will be a new special prosecutor."

A father tells WDRB News, his 15-year-old daughter remains in treatment saying she's the victim of an inappropriate relationship with a Breckinridge County Sheriff's Deputy, two Kentucky State Police Troopers from Post 4 in Elizabethtown and a Brandenburg Police Officer. The father says his daughter is doing as good as can be expected.

Kentucky State Police remain tight lipped on their investigation into the case. There is no word on when it'll be finished and KSP has not named the officers allegedly involved. A KSP spokesman will not even say if the officers are on paid administrative leave.

Conway says, "I can't really comment too much on the investigation other than to say I know that the Commissioner of State Police is aware of the situation. It is being investigated at the appropriate levels."

Breckinridge County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Woosley has recently resigned, but his department will not say why. His family tells WDRB News, they are not commenting. 

A Brandenburg Police Officer is also on paid administrative leave. The Brandenburg mayor will not release his officer's name, but says he's innocent until proven guilty.

The Attorney General's Office says naming a special prosecutor can take time.

Conway says, "We actually had the prosecutor with local jurisdiction involved. He asked for the appointment of a special prosecutor. We made that appointment. The subsequent special prosecutor now has a conflict and has asked for the appointment of a second special prosecutor."

After the police investigation is finished, it would be up to a grand jury to file possible criminal charges against the officers. There's no word on when that could happen.


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