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Former Bell County Forestry Camp employee pleaded guilty to rape charge

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email
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BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - 7-21-14

A former Bell County Forestry Camp employee pleaded guilty to a rape charge.

State police say Tasha Knuckles had a sexual relationship with an inmate at the prison while she worked in the canteen.

Police say they have more than 50 hours of phone conversations between Knuckles and the inmate.

Monday morning, she pleaded guilty to the rape charge.

The Commonwealth's Attorney recommended a five year probated sentence.

A judge will sentence her on September 15th.
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6-20-14

A former Bell County Forestry Camp employee indicted on a rape charge appeared in court.

Tasha Knuckles pleaded not guilty to the rape charge.

Police say last year, she had a sexual relationship with an inmate while she worked in the canteen at the prison.

Police say they have 50 hours of recorded phone conversations between Knuckles and the inmate.

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6-9-14

A Bell County grand jury indicted a former Bell County Forestry camp employee on a rape charge.

State police say Tasha Knuckles had a sexual relationship with an inmate at the prison.

The indictment says at the time, she was a contract employee working in the canteen.

State police say they have more than 50 hours of phone conversations between Knuckles and the inmate.

She is scheduled to be arraigned in Bell County Circuit Court on June 20th.

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1-14-14

A Bell County Forestry Camp prison employee pleaded not guilty to rape charges on Tuesday.

State police arrested 28-year-old Tasha Knuckles last month.

Police say she had a sexual relationship with an inmate, which is not allowed.

The judge set a preliminary hearing for January 21st.

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12-20-13

A Bell County Forestry Camp prison employee faces a rape charge.

State police say Tasha Knuckles, 28, of Frakes was having a sexual relationship with an inmate at the camp.

Troopers started investigating in May when forestry camp officials contacted KSP Post 10.

During the investigation police say they found more than 50 hours of phone conversations between Knuckles and the inmate.

Troopers arrested Knuckles on Friday. She is in the Bell County Detention Center.


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