Kentucky police officer arrested on rape charge

Published 5:35 am Thursday, March 3, 2022

A  Kentucky police officer has been arrested in a rape investigation.

Kentucky State Police said they arrested Transylvania officer Dustin Watkins, 31, Wednesday morning in Lexington.

Watkins’ arrest stems from a 2020 investigation while he served as a McCreary County sheriff’s deputy, according to police.

A McCreary County grand jury indicted Watkins with rape first degree.