Grand jury indicts Pike Co. deputy on rape charge

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted an eastern
Kentucky deputy on a rape charge.

The Appalachian News-Express reports a Pike County grand jury
returned the indictment Wednesday against 52-year-old Billy A.
Hatfield.

A woman alleged that Hatfield raped her during a traffic stop on
April 30. He was charged by state police on May 1, then pleaded not
guilty and a judge sent the case to the grand jury.

Hatfield has admitted to sex with the woman, but said it was
consensual.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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