Rape trial of Caraway begins

Harlan Daily Enterprise

by Joe P. Asher
Staff Writer

The jury trial for Jeremy Caraway, who was indicted for rape is scheduled to begin today in Harlan Circuit Court.

Caraway, 38, of Loyall, is the former pastor of Loyall Church of God. He faces two counts of second-degree rape, two counts of second-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, two counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and one count of use of an electronic communications system to procure a minor for a sexual offense.

The charges stem from alleged incidents from May 2011.

According to the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, Caraway is scheduled to appear before Judge Robert McGinnis with his attorney Linda West. West has represented Caraway throughout most of the proceedings.

The alleged victim is a female who was under the age of 14 and attending Caraway’s church when the alleged incidents occurred. The evidence against Caraway includes Facebook and other electronic communication between Caraway and the minor, according to police.

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