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Middlesboro arrests Winchester, Ky. man on Bell County sexual offense warrant

From The Bell County Sheriff's Department/Middlesboro Police Department -

Billy Parks - BCDC

(Middlesboro, Ky.) On Wednesday, February 10, 2021 a short time after midnight, Middlesboro Police Lt. Joshua Harris arrested a man on a Bell County warrant for sexual offenses and multiple bench warrants.

Lt. Harris took 44-year old Billy Parks of Winchester into custody without incident at a residence on Winchester Avenue in Middlesboro.

The warrant was in regard to a report made on June 17, 2020 when the grandmother of a female minor contacted Chief Deputy Doug Jordan of the Bell County Sheriff’s Department stating that the minor was the victim of inappropriate behavior by the boyfriend of the child’s mother, identified as Parks. The incident is alleged to have happened on May 16, 2020 while Parks was at the home.

Joining the investigation was Bell Deputy Frank Foster who, along with the Children’s Advocacy Center, conducted interviews with the victim and other family members. A warrant was then issued for Parks arrest.

Billy Parks was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with sexual abuse – 3rd degree, unlawful transaction with a minor – 3rd degree, and he was served several outstanding bench warrants. He is being held on a total of $207,150 cash bonds.

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