Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

January 9, 2013

Layne indicted on 12 sex abuse charges

By Leeann Akers - Editor

Jan. 9, 2013 — A Carter County Grand Jury indicted an Olive Hill man on 12 sex abuse charges Nov. 30, 2012.

James Layne, 30, was indicted on two counts of first degree rape and 10 counts of first degree sodomy by forcible compulsion, all Class B felonies.

Layne was arrested Oct. 16, 2012 after Kentucky State Police received a complaint of sexual abuse involving two juvenile females at a foster home on Grahn Road.

During the course of the investigation it was allegedly determined that sexual contact had occurred between Layne and two juvenile females, reportedly age 14 and 15, who were in the care of Layne.

Layne was release from the Carter County Detention Center on $100,000 cash bond Dec. 7.

Also indicted were:

Cody Carpenter, 25, of Olive Hill, on one count of receiving stolen property, a Class D felony.

Sherry Barker, 33, of Denton, on one count of fraudulent use of another person’s credit card, a Class D felony.

Shawn Knipp, 19, of Olive Hill, on one count of theft by unlawful taking, a Class D felony.

Paul W. Day Jr., 27 and Amos J. Reynolds, 24, both of Olive Hill, were indicted on one count of theft by unlawful taking, a Class C felony.

The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.