ASHLAND, Ky. (FOX 56) – A 19-year-old Carter County man was arrested and charged with sexual crimes related to a minor and animals on Thursday.

Kentucky State Police said troopers from Ashland arrested Jeremiah James on Thursday after a juvenile alleged he sexually assaulted her and witnessed him commit a sex crime with an animal.

The juvenile female told police James gave her alcohol before she was sexually abused, raped, and sodomized in July.

Police said they found evidence to support the claims against James and he was arrested.

He is now charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, unlawful transaction with a minor, and sexual crimes against animals.

James was booked into the Carter County Detention Center.

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