A 17-year veteran of the Owenton Police Department has been arrested.
59 year old Rufus Shearer turned himself in Thursday afternoon after being charged with 1st degree rape and incest.
There has been no comment from the Police Chief, nor the mayor of Owenton due to the fact the investigation is ongoing.
We have emailed the Kentucky State Police seeking comment, as they are heading the investigation.
Shearer was lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.
We’ll have more on this story as more information becomes available.