Constable charged with sexual abuse in western Ky.

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - A western Kentucky constable has been
arrested on charges of sexual abuse, sodomy and rape.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Dean Patterson says troopers took
McCracken County Constable Mark Hayden into custody Friday morning after a three-month investigation.

Patterson says troopers received an initial complaint about
sexual abuse in September, when the accuser was 15. Patterson says the abuse is alleged to have started in February and taken place
over several months.

Hayden was being held in the McCracken County Jail. The jail did
not list an attorney for Hayden.