Hulen, KY. (November 22,2020) – The Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan received a call from Pineville Hospital on September 21, 2017 about a possible female rape victim. Tpr. Josh Messer responded to the hospital and began an investigation.
The initial investigation indicates a 30 year old female showed up at Pineville Hospital with pain in her pelvic area and believed Jeff Stevens (44) had assaulted her while she was asleep. Mr. Stevens was located and made aware of the allegations against him. Pineville Hospital collected evidence from the victim. Tpr. Messer collected DNA from Mr. Stevens as a result of the investigation.
On November 9, 2020 Tpr. Messer was made aware that the DNA buccal swab obtain from Mr. Stevens and evidence from the victim matched and a warrant was obtained for him. On November 21, 2020 Tpr. Messer located and arrested Jeff Stevens charging him with rape 1st degree. He was lodged into the Bell County Detention Center.
Case is still under investigation by Tpr. Josh Messer.
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