Lindsey

Lindsey

An Ohio County man pleaded not guilty this week to multiple counts of rape and incest in relation to alleged sex crimes that occurred in Grayson County over a period of more than seven years.

63-year-old William C. Lindsey, of Beaver Dam, was indicted last month on 30 counts of rape and 30 counts of incest - forcible compulsion/incapable of consent or victim under 18 years of age. The charges stem from incidents between Jan. 1, 1989 and Dec. 31, 1996 when he allegedly raped a female relative on numerous occasions from the time she was 8 years old until she was 16 years old.

Already lodged in the Ohio County Detention Center on a slew of other charges, Lindsey was served an indictment warrant for the charges in Grayson County by the Kentucky State Police on Aug. 14.

An arraignment was scheduled in Grayson Circuit Court for Tuesday of this week before Grayson Circuit Court Judge Bruce Butler. Appearing in court alongside his attorney David Rainey, Lindsey opted to waive formal arraignment and enter a plea of not guilty to the charges filed against him in Grayson County.

A pre-trial conference has been scheduled for Lindsey to take place on Nov. 6 at 1 p.m., and the Commonwealth has also set a $50,000 cash bail bond for him.

Lindsey was initially arrested by the Ohio County Sheriff's Office on June 18 on hundreds of charges stemming from alleged sexual misconduct dating back to 1989.

After a two-month investigation conducted by the OCSO, it was determined that there was enough probable cause to make the arrest. At the time Lindsey was taken into custody, police determined there were two victims who were juveniles when the alleged crimes first took place.

Lindsey was taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Ohio County Detention Center on 101 counts of rape, first degree - domestic violence; 100 counts of rape, second degree; 200 counts of sexual abuse, first degree, victim under 12 years of age; sexual abuse, second degree; two counts of incest - victim under 12 years of age; 200 counts of sodomy, first degree - victim under 12 years of age; and 100 counts of sodomy, first degree.