LEBANON, Ky. (August 29, 2023) – Troopers with Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 15 in Columbia have made two arrests in an ongoing investigation into the sexual abuse of a child in Marion County. The investigation began earlier this year when KSP Troopers received a report of sexual abuse of a child.
During the investigation, Troopers discovered that Jeremy Scott Cissell, age 42 of Springfield, had engaged in inappropriate physical contact with a juvenile in Marion County. This occurred approximately 5 years ago, making the victim 9 years old at the time of the incident. It was also discovered that Megan Michelle Reed, age 37 of Lebanon, had aided Mr. Cissell during the course of the incident.
Troopers obtained arrest warrants for both Mr. Cissell and Ms. Reed. The arrest warrants were served and both individuals were arrested on August 28, 2023. Jeremy Cissell was arrested in Washington County and charged with Sexual Abuse 1st Degree, Victim Under 12 Years of Age. Megan Reed was arrested in Marion County and charged with Facilitation of Sex Abuse 1st Degree, Victim Under 12.
Both have been lodged in the Marion County Detention Center and are currently held on a $25,000 cash bond. The case is being investigated by Trooper Trevor Sagrecy. Other charges may be pending as the investigation remains ongoing by Trooper Sagrecy.
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