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NEW INFO: Former 911 Director Agrees to Plea Deal in Rape Case

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 2/17/13
LOUISA, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A former 911 director in Lawrence County, Ky., has avoided a second rape trial by pleading guilty to a lesser charge.

50-year-old Jeffrey Pack, of Louisa, was charged with three counts of third-degree rape back in 2011.

Investigators said Pack was engaging in illegal sexual activity with an underage female, who was an acquaintance back in 2010.

Prosecutors said that Pack was a Deacon in his church and that the first alleged rape happened on a church trip in Georgia when the victim was 15, and then continued back in Lawrence County until after the victim turned 16.

In February 2012, Pack’s case went to trial in Lawrence County Circuit Court, but a mistrial was declared after a jury couldn't reach a verdict after several hours of deliberations.

Packs’ new trial was supposed to start Monday, but on Friday, Pack pleaded guilty to an amended charge of one count of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

Court officials tell WSAZ.com that Pack was given a 365 jail sentence, with 325 days suspended. That means Pack will spend 40 day in jail. After his release, Pack will be on probation for two years. The record also indicates that the plea cannot be expunged in the future.

Pack resigned as 911 Director in November 2007 following allegations of inappropriate behavior.



UPDATE 2/15/12 @ 9:15 a.m.
LOUISA, Ky. (WSAZ) – A mistrial has been declared in the rape trial of a former Lawrence County, Ky. 911 director.

49-year-old Jeffrey Pack, of Louisa, was on trial on three counts of third-degree rape.

The judge declared the mistrial Tuesday afternoon after the jury said they could not reach a verdict following about two hours of deliberations.

The Ashland newspaper reports the jury was deadlocked at 10-2 in favor of a not guilty verdict.

The trial took place in Lawrence County Circuit Court.

At the time of his arrest in March 2011, investigators said Pack had engaged in illegal sexual activity with an underage female, who was an acquaintance.

Pack resigned as 911 Director in November 2007 following allegations of inappropriate behavior

No word if prosecutors plan to retry the case.

A status conference has been scheduled for March 9.

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UPDATE 2/14/12 @ 2:30 p.m.
LOUISA, Ky. (WSAZ) -- The jury now has the trial of a former 911 Director in Lawrence County, Ky. charged with rape.

49-year-old Jeffrey Pack, of Louisa, is charged with three counts of third-degree rape. The trial is taking place in Lawrence County Circuit Court. Court officials tell WSAZ.com the jury got the case about 1:30 Tuesday afternoon. The trial began Monday morning.

Investigators say Pack was engaging in illegal sexual activity with an underage female, who was an acquaintance. He was arrested by Kentucky State Police in March 2011.

During Pack’s preliminary hearing, Prosecutor Michael Hogan told the court that Pack was a Deacon in his church and that the first alleged rape happened on a church trip in Georgia when the victim was 15, and then continued back in Lawrence County until after the victim turned 16.

Pack resigned as 911 Director in November 2007 following allegations of inappropriate behavior

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UPDATE 2/13/12 @ 1:20 p.m.
LOUISA, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Prosecution testimony is underway in the trial of a former 911 Director in Lawrence County, Ky. charged with rape.

49-year-old Jeffrey Pack of Louisa is charged with three counts of third-degree rape. The trial is taking place in Lawrence County Circuit Court. It began with jury selection Monday morning.

Investigators say Pack was engaging in illegal sexual activity with an underage female, who was an acquaintance. He was arrested by Kentucky State Police in March 2011.

During Pack’s preliminary hearing, Prosecutor Michael Hogan told the court that Pack was a Deacon in his church and that the first alleged rape happened on a church trip in Georgia when the victim was 15, and then continued back in Lawrence County until after the victim turned 16.

The trial is expected to wrap up Tuesday.

Pack resigned as 911 Director in November 2007 following allegations of inappropriate behavior

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UPDATE 3/23/11
LOUISA, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A former 911 Director in Lawrence County, Ky., now facing nine counts of 3rd degree rape, was in court Wednesday morning.

Kentucky State Police arrested 49-year-old Jeffrey Pack last week following an investigation into illegal sexual activity.

Investigators say Pack was engaging in illegal sexual activity with an underage female, who was an acquaintance.

Following a preliminary hearing, District Court Judge Susan Johnson found probable cause to bound the case over to a grand jury.

During the hearing, Prosecutor Michael Hogan told the court that Pack was a Deacon in his church and that the first alleged rape happened on a church trip in Georgia when the victim was 15, and then continued back in Lawrence County until after the victim turned 16.

Pack’s attorney asked Judge Johnson to reduce his client’s bond, but she denied the request.

He remains in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 cash-only bail.



ORIGINAL STORY 3/17/11
LOUISA, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Kentucky State Police have charged a Lawrence County man with multiple counts of rape.

Jeffrey Pack, 49, of Louisa, was arrested Thursday following an extensive investigation into illegal sexual activity. Pack faces nine counts of third-degree rape.

KSP says their investigation revealed Pack had engaged in illegal sexual activity with an underage female, who was an acquaintance. They say the illegal sexual contact started in October 2010 and ended last month. Troopers say both parties would meet in a rural setting in Lawrence County and engage into sexual activity.

He is being held in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.

Pack is a former 911 Director in Lawrence County, Ky. He resigned from the position in November 2007 following allegations of inappropriate behavior.


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