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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Barren County Jailer, Leyland Cox, Arrested On 40 Counts Of Sexual Abuse.

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Barren County is the county next to Warren, in Glasgow.

Below is the brief info:

Barren County Jailer Leland Cox, 58, relinquished his position on Friday pending the outcome of a criminal investigation.

Detectives with the Drug Enforcement Special Investigation (DESI) West Branch of the Kentucky State Police arrested Cox on Friday for 40 counts of third-degree sexual abuse, a Class B Misdemeanor, according to the KSP.

Each count carries a sentence of less than 90 days, with all to run concurrently, according to the Kentucky Penal Code.

Cox was transported and lodged in the Warren County Jail on Friday.

Jail officials said he was later released on bond. Barren County Judge-Executive Davie Greer said the amount was $2,500.

Cox’s only comment Saturday morning was an allusion to a written statement that was read at the conclusion of a special meeting of the Barren County Fiscal Court on Friday.

“I relinquished my authority at the jail to the sheriff until this matter is resolved,” Cox said, adding that he has not yet obtained an attorney and declined further comment.

Since the charges are misdemeanor, the case will be handled in district court.

Barren District Judge John Alexander said he has recused himself from the case because of the court’s work with the jailer. He added that the process of appointing a special judge is ongoing.

Cox had not been arraigned as of Saturday morning.

The investigation is on going and no other details are being released at this time, according to the KSP.

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