Sheriff's Office Bailiff Charged with Sexual Assaulting Female Inmate

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

CARTER COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A bailiff with Carter County Sheriff's Office has been arrested and charged with the alleged sexual assault of a female inmate at the Carter County Detention Center

Kentucky State Police say Earl Buckler, 63, of Grayson, is charged with third-degree sodomy.

Troopers say detention center officials notified them about the incident Tuesday after conducting an internal investigation.

They say the investigation revealed a deputy (Buckner), who was employed as a Court Bailiff and responsible for court security and inmate transports, had sexually assaulted a female inmate.

Troopers say Buckler has resigned from the Carter County Sheriff's Office. They also say there may be additional victims, and more charges filed in the case.

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