Jack LattaStaff Writer
September 4, 2012
PRESTONSBURG — Three inmates were charged this week following the alleged sexual assault of a fellow prisoner at the Floyd County Detention Center earlier this year.
Warrants were issued this week, according to Prestonsburg Police Det. Adam Dixon, for Justin Lee and Lawrence Kimmel on charges of first-degree sexual abuse of a fellow inmate on June 2 of this year.
The assault has been under investigation since June, when Jailer Roger Webb reported the attack to Prestonsburg Police.
Dixon says a warrant was also issued for a third man, Richard Mullins, for complicity to sexual abuse, for allegedly standing lookout while the attack was carried out.
According to Dixon, Mullins stood lookout and blocked the window as Lee and Kimmel stripped the victim naked, and then disrobed themselves.
Dixon says that Kimmel was served with his warrant while in jail last week, and that Mullins was picked up last Thursday. Lee, who Dixon said appeared to be the ringleader of the attack, has yet to be served with the warrant and remains at large.
Mullins and Lee could also be assessed with persistent felony offender charges, says Dixon.
Both Kimmel and Mullins are currently being held in the Floyd County Detention Center.