BARDWELL, Ky. (FOX 56) — Kentucky State Police took two into custody following an investigation into reported sexual assault and child sexual exploitation.

On March 18, KSP was notified of an alleged sexual relationship between an adult male and a female under the age of 18.

An initial investigation into the incident showed Joshua Booth, 28, of Bardwell was allegedly engaging in sexual intercourse and oral sexual gratification with a 16-year-old female.

KSP said they determined Booth was aware of the female’s age at the time of the reported relationship.

Booth was taken into custody on Saturday and charged with:

  • Third-degree rape
  • Third-degree sodomy
  • Unlawful transaction with a minor – illegal sexual act

As the investigation continued, KSP also determined Scott Wilson, 50, of Bardwell was operating in a caretaker role of the female during the reported relationship with Booth.

KSP said they found Wilson had hidden cameras in her bedroom and bathroom of the residence. Wilson reportedly admitted to having video footage of the female engaging in sexual performance but refused to turn the footage over to KSP. He also was said to have tampered with the cameras, removing them prior to troopers conducting a search warrant at the residence.


Wilson was taken into custody on Friday and charged with:

  • Video voyeurism
  • Possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor
  • Tampering with physical evidence

The investigation into this incident is ongoing.