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Evarts man arrested and charged with sexual offenses involving a minor

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Jimmy Skeene - HCDC

On Thursday, September 2, 2021 Harlan County Deputy Ferguson arrested an Evarts man in regard to sexual offenses he has been charged with by a KSP Trooper. 51 year-old Jimmy Skeene was taken into custody and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center after a complaint warrant was served for incidents allegedly taking place from April of 2020 to April 2021.


The warrant, taken out by KSP Trooper Brandon Pierson, states that in Harlan County during that time period Skeene unlawfully: "raped and sodomized a juvenile less than (16) sixteen years of age by forcible compulsion."


Skeen has been charged with rape - 1st degree and sodomy - 1st degree.


He is being held on a $50,000 cash bond and is scheduled for his arraignment on Thursday, September 9, 2021 in Harlan County District Court.

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