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Kentucky State Police Arrest Morgantown Police Officer

Date of News Release: 6/5/2017

Morgantown, KY.(June 1, 2017) – A Morgantown Police Officer has been arrested for Sexual Abuse 1st after an investigation by Kentucky State Police Detectives. On Wednesday, May 31st, State Police received a complaint from the parent of a juvenile reporting that sexual contact may have taken place within the last month between the juvenile and James Embry. Embry currently serves as a police officer for the city of Morgantown in Butler County. Due to the suspect being a police officer, the complaint was referred to the Kentucky State Police Special Investigation Section in Bowling Green. On Thursday, June 1st, investigators conducted interviews and as a result, determined that there was sufficient probable cause for the arrest of Embry. James Embry, 26, was arrested at Morgantown Police Department just after 5:00 PM CST and lodged in the Butler County Jail where he was charged with Sexual Abuse 1st Degree and Custodial Interference. Both offenses are class D felonies. The investigation is continuing by Det. Dan Morck with the Kentucky State Police Special Investigations Section.