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Trial pushed back for man charged with rape of child

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Ivey faces 20-50 years or life if convicted

By Sarah Bennett

The jury trial date in the case against a Nicholasville man accused in Hardin County of repeatedly raping a girl and fathering her child has been continued to the fall.

Alfred C. Ivey Jr., 48, was arrested in June on 50 counts of first-degree rape. In August, a Hardin County grand jury indicted him with two counts of the charge.

According to the indictment, Ivey forcibly engaged in sexual intercourse with the girl, who lived in Ivey’s residence at the time but was not related to him.

The incidents occurred between 1999 and 2001 and in September 2003 at residences in Elizabethtown and Sonora, according to the indictment.

According to Kentucky State Police, the girl was 9 when the sexual activity began and 13 when she delivered the child. KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown launched an investigation after the girl, who is now an adult, reported the allegations to police.

On Tuesday, Ivey appeared for a pretrial conference in Hardin Circuit Court during which attorneys requested to reschedule the jury trial.

The trial was set for April 15, but Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Teresa Logsdon said new DNA evidence recently was submitted to the Kentucky State Police laboratory.

Logsdon said the original evidence submitted to the lab pertained to Ivey and the child while the newly submitted evidence encompasses Ivey, the child and the girl.

In a statement released to media in June, Post 4 reported a paternity test concluded Ivey is the child’s father.

The trial has been continued to Oct. 16 while the parties wait for testing results.

Ivey is lodged at Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $500,000 cash bond.

Because the girl was younger than 12 at the time of the first offense, Ivey faces one Class A felony. The other charge is a Class B felony.

According to Kentucky Revised Statutes, a Class A felony is punishable by 20 to 50 years or life imprisonment if found guilty.

Sarah Bennett can be reached at (270) 505-1750 or sbennett@thenewsenterprise.com.