Ky. Corrections officer charged with raping family member in 1975

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Kentucky corrections officer has been arrested and charged with raping a 12-year-old relative.

Family members say, 59-year old Robert Heitzman is a guard at the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women in Pewee Valley.

He was arrested at his home in Henry County on Jan. 29. 

According to court documents, the alleged crime happened in 1975 when Heitzman was 19 and the alleged victim was 12.

Robert Heitzman is being held at the Carroll County Detention Center on a $15,000 cash bond.

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