Bell County, Ky. prison employee charged with rape

Tasha Knuckles

Tasha Knuckles

PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A state prison employee has been charged with rape after Kentucky State Police alleged she had sex with an inmate.

Troopers arrested 28-year-old Tasha Knuckles of Frakes on Friday. Trooper say Knuckles had a sexual relationship with an inmate at the Bell County Forestry Camp near Pineville.

Troopers started investigating in May when they were contacted by forestry camp officials.

During the investigation police say they found more than 50 hours of phone conversations between Knuckles and the inmate.

Knuckles is in the Bell County Detention Center. Jail records did not list an attorney.

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