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Bailiff arrested for sodomy in Carter County, KY

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CHARLESTON, WV -

A Carter County Sheriff's Office Court Bailiff is in jail for sodomy in Carter County, KY.

According to a news release issued by the Kentucky State Police, Earl Buckler, 63, of Grayson, KY, was arrested Wednesday Nov. 13, and was charged with 3rd degree sodomy.

According to the release, a report was received on Tuesday, Nov. 12, about a possible sexual assault of a female inmate at the Carter County Detention Center.

The release says the detention center advised an internal investigation was being conducted into possible illegal activity between inmates at the facility. The investigation revealed a deputy with the Carter County Sheriff's Office, who was employed as a Court Bailiff and responsible for court security and inmate transports, had sexually assaulted a female inmate.

According to the release, the investigation indicated evidence that substantiated the allegations and with the assistance of Carter County Attorney Patrick Flannery, an arrest warrant was obtained for Earl Buckler.

Buckler is being held in the Carter County Detention Center.