On Monday, previous Kentucky Justice Cabinet Assistant John Tilley was been fingered by a grand jury on a charge of rape.
In August, the 53-year-old Tilley was arrested as well as billed with first-degree rape after he was accused of having “sexual relations with (the target), that was unable of consent since she was literally helpless” in Lexington on April 15, the Courier-Journal reported.
Tilley pleaded not guilty at his very first court look, WLEX-TV reported.
Now that Tilley has been suggested, he is set to show up in court again for the arraignment, WKYT-TV reported.
However, after his initial arrest, Steve Schroering as well as Chris Spedding, Tilley’s legal representatives, stated the innocence of their customer, according to Courier-Journal.
“John Tilley keeps his innocence of the criminal fees and has actually cooperated with the examination. He respects the judicial process and has no additional remark at this time,” Schroering stated.
Tilley has had a long political occupation and also served from December 2015 through 2019 under Republican Politician Gov. Matt Bevin as the assistant of the Justice and also Public Safety And Security Closet, Fox Information reported.
During his time as assistant, Tilley oversaw the Kentucky State Police along with the Correction as well as Juvenile Justice divisions, the Courier-Journal reported.
One job that he accomplished while overseeing the state law enforcement and also divisions was executing a new rape set legislation regarding the handling of evidence in sexual offense investigations.
“In Kentucky, our company believe in justice. No matter where you live, or work or play in the state, you ought to expect to be secure from crimes of sexual offense,” Tilley stated in 2019.
Before his time on the Justice as well as Public Safety Cupboard Tilley served for 5 terms as Democrat in the Kentucky House of Representatives. He stood for Hopkinsville in southwestern Kentucky.
During his time in your home of Reps, he also served on the House Judiciary Board.
Two months after he was apprehended as well as charged with first-degree rape, previous Justice Closet Secretary John Tilley was indicted by a grand jury on the exact same charge.https://t.co/ jEWwmk7ZgA
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After the grand jury’s charge on Monday, Tilley’s attorneys did not have any kind of additional remarks.