LMPD investigating claims that Southside Quarry's owner sexually assaulted woman
Louisville Metro Police are investigating after an alleged incident at Southside Quarry this past weekend.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police are investigating after an alleged incident at Southside Quarry over the weekend.
Whitney Webster posted on Facebook and reported it to police claiming she was sexually assaulted by the owner of the Southside Quarry. She says he pulled down her swimsuit top and said derogatory things -- and that it also happened to another woman. Her post has been shared more than 1,300 times.
Police say the 7th Division is investigating this case and will turn over their finding to the County Attorney's Office for their review and recommendation on charges.
Julie M. Kaelin, Webster's attorney, released this statement:
"Ms. Webster is glad that the authorities are now investigating this serious incident, and we are hopeful that they will do everything in their power to prevent other women from being sexually assaulted, including bringing criminal charges in this case. It is important for women like Ms. Webster to feel empowered to speak out, and to be heard, and we are thankful that she was able to use her voice to bring light to the way such assaults are handled."
Police were also called to the quarry on Memorial Day when 21-year-old Jarren Stinson was pulled from the water. The coroner's office says she was in critical condition, then died 11 days later at University Hospital from injuries consistent with a drowning.
We could not reach the Quarry owner for comment.
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