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Former Bell County Deputy Jailer charged with rape of an inmate

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Joshua Berry - BCDC

A former Bell County Detention Center Deputy Jailer is in custody after being charged with a sexual offense allegedly occurring in the facility.

After a lengthy investigation, Kentucky State Police Detective Aaron Fredrick has charged 34-year-old Joshua Berry of Sevier, Tennessee with Rape - 3rd degree. The criminal complaint warrant states that while Berry was an employee of the jail, he engaged in sexual intercourse with a female inmate. The act is alleged to have occurred on August 29, 2016 in the elevator of the jail.

Det. Frederick also states in the complaint that DNA evidence sent to the Central Forensic Lab in Frankfort confirmed that the crime did occur.

Joshua Berry was transferred to the Clay County Detention Center shortly after being booked into the Bell County Detention Center and is being held on a $50,000 cash bond.

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