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KSP Arrest Assistant Chief of Providence Police Department

Date of News Release: 10/19/2017

Greenville, KY(October 16, 2017) – The Kentucky State Police are investigating 51 year old Larry “Alan” King of Madisonville, after it was discovered that he failed to perform his official duties as a police officer by not reporting criminal activity or taking enforcement action.

During the course of an ongoing investigation regarding a Webster County Middle School teacher, KSP discovered that Assistant Chief King, was having a sexual relationship with the teacher. It was found that the teacher confided in King that she has deviant sexual fantasies about young teenage boys and is also a regular user of illegal narcotics.

King intentionally failed to act on the knowledge of the potential deviant sexual behavior with students and also did not report or further investigate any of the illegal narcotic use to the Webster County School Board or others in position of authority, including his Police Department chain of command. King failed to act with the intent to obtain or confer a benefit, knowingly, refrained from performing a duty imposed upon him by law or clearly inherent in the nature of his office.

King was arrested and lodged in the Webster County Jail on the charge of one count Official Misconduct 1st Degree.

The investigation is ongoing by Master Trooper William Braden.

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