A 27-year-old Haymond man has been charged with having sex with a 15-yearold girl and injecting her in the neck with methamphetamine.
Homer Rose IV was arrested February 8 on charges of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, custodial interference, endangering the welfare of a minor, and sexual misconduct.
However, when he arrived in court for his preliminary hearing on Feb. 15, the girl’s family had allegedly found video of her and Rose on her telephone. That video was played in court, leading to the other charge.
According to citations written by Kentucky State Police Trooper Anthony Trotter, he and state social worker Jay King interviewed the girl at Whitesburg Police Department and took a recorded statement in which she acknowledged having sexual intercourse with Rose. They also took her to Whitesburg ARH Hospital to have a rape kit and other testing done.
After Rose was initially arrested, Trotter wrote, the girl’s father found a video on her phone showing Rose injecting her in the neck with something. Trotter said the girl stated that the substance was methamphetamine, and meth was also discovered in her system on the night of the original arrest.
After that discovery, a new charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine) was added to the original charges and the case was waived to a grand jury.
Rose is being held in the Letcher County Jail under a $50,000 cash bond.