On October 25, 2018, Officer Adam Townsley of the Barbourville Police Department had received a call of a possible Rape. During the investigation of the rape while trying to contact the suspect at his residence on Catron Ave in Barbourville, no one would come to the door. While at the door officers smelled a strong smell of marijuana and decided to back off and get a search warrant for the residence. While Officers were waiting, the suspects sister opened the back door of the residence and Officers made contact with her and then made contact with the suspect who gave officers consent to search the residence and located 969 xanax's, 7 1/2 Gabapentin pills, 3 oz. of marijuana, and cash.
Through the investigation, Kenneth York age 19 of Barbourville was charged with Rape 1st Degree, Use of a Minor in a Sexual Performance, Prohibiting use of Electronic Communication System to procure minor/peace officer to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities, Unlawful Transaction w/minor 1st degree - Illegal sex act U/18 YOA, Trafficking in a Legend drug 1st Offense, Trafficking in Marijuana 1st Offence(less than 8 oz.), Trafficking in Controlled Substance 3rd degree 1st Offense, Possession/View Matter Portraying Sexual Performance by Minor and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. Patrolman Josh Lawson, Patrolman Chad Wagner, and KSP assisted at the scene.