Former Bath Co. Deputy indicted in sexual crimes against a minor investigation

Published: Jul. 17, 2020 at 3:56 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) – A former Bath County deputy was indicted Thursday on dozens of charges related to an investigation into sexual crimes against a minor.

A Bath County grand jury indicted 39-year-old Josh Preece of Morehead on 14 counts of promoting a sexual performance by a minor, 14 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, one count of rape, and two counts of sexual abuse.

The investigation began back in November of 2018 when Preece was charged with prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor.

The Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force and the Kentucky State Police investigated the case, after which the Attorney General’s Office of Special Prosecutions was appointed to handle the case.

Preece was arrested Friday and a full cash bond is set at $100,000.

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