POLICE: Shelbyville man raped teenage girl and forced her to take meth

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --  A Shelbyville man was arrested after police say he kidnapped and raped a 16-year-old girl and forced her to take meth.

Phillip Bynum, 55, is accused of holding the teenager against her will inside his bedroom at his Shelbyville home.

Bynum is charged with rape, possession of a controlled substance, kidnapping and unlawful transaction with a minor.

Four of those are felonies.

“I think the victim was visiting someone at the residence and that's when the crime occurred,” said Ofc. Kelly Cable, Shelbyville Police Department.

Officer Cable says Bynum was arrested Saturday but the crime allegedly happened on July 21st.

According to the citation, the 16-year-old was at Bynum's house visiting his daughter.

The citation says Bynum made the victim smoke meth and then wouldn't let her leave his bedroom.

That's when police say he forced the girl to perform oral sex on him before he raped her.

"We don't take that very lightly so it's something you want to always address quickly and you want to get someone like that off the streets,” said Ofc. Cable.

According to Bynum's criminal record, he's had previous felony convictions, some as recently as a few months ago. He appeared in court via video from the Shelby County Jail Tuesday. A judge entered a not guilty plea on Bynum's behalf.

Bynum remains in the Shelby County Detention Center on a $50,000 full cash bond.

His preliminary hearing has been set for August 6th. 

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