Arrest Leads To Death Threats Against Sheriff

By: Jeff Allen Email
By: Jeff Allen Email

An Eastern Kentucky sheriff says he's facing death threats after he arrested a Belgium man last month.

Harlan County Sheriff Marvin Lipfird says his deputies arrested 19 year old Kris Asnong in August for soliciting sex from a 13 year old Harlan County girl. They say Asnong traveled from Belgium to Harlan where he tried to meet the girl. Now the sheriff says people in Belgium, who think he's mistreating the 19 year old, are making death threats against him and his family.

"A few said they understood what I was doing, others got into threats and then later this week, emails got into death threats. I think there's about a hundred and eighty," Lipford said.

A Harlan County grand jury is considering whether to indict the 19 year old.

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