On Friday, November 4th, 2016 at approximately 11:00 a.m. Boone County Sheriff’s detectives received a report of an alleged sexual abuse case involving a four (4) year old juvenile victim and an adult male.
Detectives made contact with the suspect, 30 year old Joseph Sims of Hebron, KY at his residence on Country Place Court and Sims agreed to voluntarily come to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department to be interviewed. Detective Brad Hanlon was able to obtain a full confession from Sims. Sims confessed to coercing the victim into performing oral sex on him. Additionally, Sims confessed to two (2) separate incidents where he had the victim use his hands to fondle Sims’ genitalia. The four (4) year old juvenile victim is an immediate family member to the suspect Joseph Sims.
Joseph Sims was arrested at the Boone County Sheriff’s Department shortly after providing a full confession. Sims was lodged at the Boone County Jail and charged with one (1) count of Sodomy, 1st Degree – Victim U/12 Years of Age – Class A Felony, two (2) counts of Sexual Abuse 1st Degree – Victim U/12 Years of Age – Class C Felony and one (1) count of Incest – Victim U/12 Years of Age – Class A Felony.
*Charges in a criminal complaint are accusations only. It is the government’s burden to prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt.