Prostitution probe: Officer, 2 others arrested in Kentucky

 

“LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – An investigation into an alleged prostitution ring in Kentucky was traced to a veteran officer in a small-town police department, where the patrol supervisor was arrested on rape, sodomy, assault and other charges as he reported for his night shift, authorities said Wednesday.

Oak Grove Police Sgt. Benjamin R. Walden, an overnight supervisor in the southwestern Kentucky town bordering Fort Campbell Army post, seemed stunned when Kentucky State Police troopers took him into custody late Tuesday at the city’s police department, his chief said.

“I told him to come in (early), that I needed some extra help for a warrant,” Oak Grove police Chief Dennis Cunningham said in a phone interview. “I didn’t tell him that it was his warrant. He showed up and he was taken into custody when he walked in the door.””

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