LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (FOX 56) — Former Letcher County Deputy Sheriff Ben Fields, 36, of Whitesburg, was indicted by a Letcher County Grand Jury on Thursday for multiple charges, including rape.

The indictment stated that while Fields served as Deputy Sheriff (July 2021 to Jan. 2022) he tampered with a prisoner’s home monitoring device, raped an individual he knew was under house arrest, and gave a false statement in a criminal complaint.

Fields was indicted on two counts of third-degree rape, two counts of third-degree sodomy, three counts of tampering with a prisoner monitoring device, and one count of second-degree perjury, according to Attorney General Daniel Cameron.

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