Police: Fordsville man arrested on incest charge

On Wednesday, Kentucky State Police detectives arrested and charged a Fordsville man with incest after a two-month investigation.

Police charged 35-year-old James Payne with incest – forcible compulsion/incapable of consent or with the victim being younger than 18-years-old. The case was presented to the Ohio County Grand Jury which returned an indictment for incest.

Investigators said Payne had a sexual encounter with a member of his family in 2016.

Payne was lodged in the Ohio County Detention Center where he’s being held on a $25,000 cash bond. No mugshot of Payne was available.

By Ken Howlett, News Director

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