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Former paramedic remains behind bars on sex charges

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VINE GROVE, Ky. (WDRB) -- On Monday, authorities say a 15-year-old girl and her mother stopped by the Vine Grove Police Department with some startling news.

"It's uncommon. We're a little small town and it's an uncommon event and obviously we want to make everyone aware of what's going on," said Vine Grove Police Chief Kenneth Mattingly.

Mattingly says the teenager told police that she and 31-year-old James Ogg met through mutual friends, and had been having a sexual relationship for the past two years. She says it started when she was 13 years old.

"After she turned 14 would have been the first time they actually engaged in sex," said Chief Mattingly.

According to a criminal complaint, Ogg and the teen would text back and forth, and he would stop by her home in the middle of the night.

"She's alleging that some of the incidents occurred when he would enter into her bedroom window," said Chief Mattingly.  

Police tell us that Ogg is a former firefighter with the Rineyville Volunteer Fire Department, and was also a former paramedic with Mercy Ambulance Service in Louisville.

The ambulance service would not comment about its former employee, and wouldn't say when he last worked for Mercy.

WDRB also stopped by the Radcliff home that Ogg rented, but were unable to reach family or friends.

Authorities tell WDRB this is an ongoing investigation and they say more charges are forthcoming for Ogg, who is currently behind bars on charges of rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and illegal sex act with a minor.

This isn't news Chief Mattingly says the community of Vine Grove is accustomed to.

"Should there be other victims, not particularly from this suspect, but any other victims of this nature, we'll like them to come forward and we'll investigate them thoroughly," said Chief Mattingly.

WDRB did reach out to James Ogg at the Hardin County Detention Center, but he denied a request for an interview.

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