UPDATE | Boyd County man pleads guilty to 3 counts of sexual assault against minors

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BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 7/10/19 @ 5:35 p.m.
A man from Boyd County pleaded guilty to three felony counts of sexual assault against minors, Attorney General Andy Beshear's Office said Wednesday.

Timothy C. Ray Sr., 64, of Catlettsburg, pleaded guilty in Boyd County Circuit Court to committing third-degree sodomy against a child under the age of 16 in 1995, first-degree sexual abuse against a child under 12 in 2007, and first-degree sexual abuse against a 17-year-old in 1994.

In 2018, Beshear’s office led the prosecution of Ray in separate but related cases where a jury convicted Ray on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse against children under the age of 12, Class C felonies, for crimes that occurred in 2015. Ray was sentenced to five years for each charge to run consecutively for 10 years. Since his first indictment in 2015, Ray has remained in custody in the Boyd County Detention Center.

The Catlettsburg Police Department and the Boyd County Sheriff’s Office investigated the cases and Barbara Whaley in Beshear’s Office of Special Prosecutions handled the prosecution of the cases.

Ray is set to be sentenced at 9 a.m. Aug. 29.



UPDATE 9/26/18 @ 6 p.m.
A man convicted of sexual abuse faces a decade behind bars.

On Wednesday, the jury recommended the minimum sentence of 10 years in prison for Timothy Ray. He had faced as much as 20 years.

Ray was found guilty of abusing two young girls.

Judge John Vincent will now take that under advisement and hand down the official sentencing on Nov. 8.

Ray has already been in the Boyd County Jail for three years as the case made it through the court system.



ORIGINAL STORY 8/6/18
A man from Boyd County was indicted on sodomy and sexual abuse charges, Attorney General Andy Beshear’s Office says.

Timothy Ray Sr., 63, of Catlettsburg, was indicted Aug. 1 by a Boyd County grand jury on one count of first-degree sodomy and five counts of first-degree sexual abuse. Investigators say the crimes happened between 1994 and 2015.

According to information from Beshear’s office, Ray’s indictment superseded a 2015 indictment and included additional charges involving children. Based on the severity of the felony charges, a jury could recommend Ray serve a 65-year prison sentence.

Ray is being held in the Boyd County Detention Center and scheduled to be arraigned in Boyd Circuit Court at 11 a.m. Aug. 17.

The case was investigated by the Catlettsburg Police Department and the Boyd County Sheriff’s Office, and is being prosecuted by Beshear’s Office of Special Prosecutions.