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Four men and one woman face felony sex charges following the last round of grand jury indictments in March.
All of the charges stem from investigations by Radcliff Police Department detectives.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Shane Young said the detectives brought in some direct indictments. Prosecutors opted to present the investigations to the grand jury on the same day, Young said.
Franklin Dotson, 39, of Radcliff is charged with first-degree rape, third-degree rape and two counts of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.
Force is alleged in the first-degree rape charge, according to an indictment returned Thursday. The alleged incidents occurred in June 2011 and July 2012 and the indictment lists multiple alleged victims.
Willis Ratliff, 28, of Radcliff faces a charge of third-degree sodomy. According to an indictment, she also goes by the name Desiree Bowley.
The indictment alleges Ratliff engaged in a sexual act Feb. 2 with an alleged victim who is mentally disabled.
A lifetime registered sex offender, Ratliff was convicted in 2003 of first-degree sexual abuse, according to records. According to the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry, the victims were 13 years old at the time of the offense.
Maurice Hackshaw, 27, of Fort Knox was indicted on a charge of first-degree sexual abuse.
According to an indictment, he forcibly engaged in sexual contact Dec. 15 with the alleged victim. The document lists his last known address as with a company at Fort Knox.
Charles Williams, 37, of Radcliff also was indicted for first-degree sexual abuse.
According to the indictment, Williams engaged in sexual conduct between Jan. 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2009, with the alleged victim, who was younger than 12 at the time of the incident.
Charles Jones, 32, of Radcliff is charged with possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. According to the indictment, the incident occurred between April 1, 2012, and Aug. 21, 2012.
Warrants were issued with the indictments, and as of Monday afternoon, none of the defendants were lodged at Hardin County Detention Center.
An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt. Defendants are innocent until proven guilty.
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