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Travis C. Boyette, 24, was arrested in June after police said he forced sexual contact and attempted to have intercourse with the alleged victim against her will. He was indicted that same month on charges of attempted first-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree assault.
On Tuesday, Boyette accepted a plea offer from the commonwealth which amended the attempted rape charge to sexual misconduct, which is a Class A misdemeanor.
According to Kentucky Revised Statutes, attempted first-degree rape is a Class B felony, which is punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison if found guilty.
Boyette also pleaded guilty to unlawful imprisonment and assault charges, and prosecutors offered to dismiss the first-degree sexual abuse offense.
All of the charges to which Boyette pleaded guilty are misdemeanors. The commonwealth recommended he serve 12 months in jail and attend a batterer intervention program.
In statements made in court, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Teresa Logsdon said attorneys conferenced extensively with the alleged victim in the case. Logsdon described the incident as “uncharacteristic” of Boyette, who has no history of assault.
Sarah Bennett can be reached at 270-505-1750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.