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Rape charges filed

An 18-year-old Neon man was arrested and charged with second-degree rape this week after an investigation by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Letcher County Sheriff’s Department.

William Douglas Slone, of 2014 Highway 805, Neon, was arrested Dec. 29 and taken to the Letcher County Jail. Bond was set at $20,000 cash.

In addition to second-degree rape, Slone is also charged with sexual misconduct (four counts), first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, and use of a minor in a sexual performance.

Sheriff’s Dept. Sgt. Brian Damron said the case involves several juveniles. Damron said the sheriff’s office continues to work closely with state social workers in investigating the case.

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