Darren Doyle, story:
Kentucky State Police Detectives have arrested a Morgantown City Police officer on sex abuse charges after an investigation. According to KSP, a complaint was received from the parent of a juvenile reporting that sexual contact may have taken place within the last month between the juvenile and officer James Embry (26) of Morgantown.
The case was turned over to KSP Special Investigation Section in Bowling Green due to the suspect being a police officer. After interviews from investigators on Thursday, June 1st, authorities said sufficient probable cause was found for the arrest of Embry.
Embry was arrested and charged with Sexual Abuse 1st Degree and Custodial Interference; both of which are class D felonies. He was lodged in the Butler County Jail.
The Morgantown Police Department released a statement regarding the arrest of Officer Embry. According to the statement, City Police Chief Giles D. Taylor and Morgantown Mayor Billy Phelps "moved to action immediately, suspending Embry without pay, pending termination, as per policy."
"The citizens of Morgantown, Butler, and surrounding counties can rest assured that we as the city of Morgantown have ZERO tolerance for actions such as these," the statement read. "As a city grounded in ethics, actions will always be taken swiftly, and harshly. Maintaining public trust and openness between ourselves and our community partners is of the utmost importance, however this is an ongoing investigation."
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