Kidnapping, Sexual Abuse Suspect Back In Court

By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email
By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email

A Lexington man accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy was back in court Monday morning.

Police say Jerry Wayne Humphries, 54, grabbed the victim as the teen walked along a Lexington street.

At a preliminary hearing in Fayette District Court, Humphries didn't say a word. His lawyer waived the case on to go before a grand jury.

Police say Humphries forced the teen inside his car, took him to an apartment off Tates Creek Road and sexually abused him.

The victim was able to pick Humphries out of a line-up, police say.

In court last week, Humphries pleaded not guilty to those charges.

At that time, a judge refused to lower his bond which was set at $47,500 cash.

Fayette County Detention Center workers say Humphries posted bond and was released from jail on February 21.


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  • by Bart Location: Harrodsburg on Feb 25, 2008 at 02:23 PM
    This should be a hate crime. Some guy getting roughed up outside a gay bar sparks more outrage than this pervert doing awful things to a young boy. For that matter, "Uncle Buck" didn't generate the same level out outrage as a guy getting smacked around a little.
  • by Wow Location: Pike on Feb 25, 2008 at 09:53 AM
    How in the h3ll was he able to come up with that kind of money to post bond?
  • by c Location: fkt on Feb 25, 2008 at 05:16 AM
    Good for the judge! This man's bond does not warrant being lower, he needs to stay in jail where he belongs! I wonder how many more children he has abused over the years. One just doesn't start abusing children at his age. Police should do some more checking to see if he is responsible for more than just this one crime.

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