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Missing Knox County female juvenile found safe, Barbourville man in custody after her disappearance

Updated: 5 days ago

From the Knox County Ky Sheriff's Department -

Cody Gregory - KCDC

On Tuesday, November 23, 2022, Knox County Ky. Sheriff's Department issued a missing person's alert in regard to a 14-year-old female who had left her residence through a bedroom window the night before the report.


During the investigation, surveillance video showed the girl in the company of an older male at Speedy Mart in Corbin. The individual was located and questioned but was determined not to be connected to her disappearance. However, after she was located and returned home safely, an arrest was made.


Taken into custody was 20-year-old Cody Gregory of Barbourville, Kentucky. Gregory was then lodged in the Knox County Detention Center charged with custodial interference, unlawful transaction with a minor - 1st degree - illegal sex act under the age of 16, and rape - 1st degree. He currently has no bond set.


Deputy Sam Mullins is continuing this investigation.

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