Wayne County, Kentucky authorities say 30-year-old Ryan Kelsay of Albany, Kentucky has been arrested for the rape of a 16-year-old female.
Just after midnight this morning, Deputy Jerry Coffey received a call from the victim’s mother requesting officers investigate the alleged rape. Deputies Coffey and Jacob Vanover responded to the Wayne County Hospital where the victim was being treated. The victim and her sister stated the rape occurred at a residence located on Cherry Street in Monticello. The victim and her sister stated Kelsay started buying the victim alcoholic beverages at a restaurant in Burnside although he was told the victim was only 16 years old. The victim, her sister and friends left the restaurant and went to the residence on Cherry Street in Monticello. Kelsay followed them and started making sexual advances towards the victim although she was in an intoxicated state. She then went upstairs to use a restroom and is followed into a bedroom by Kelsay. This is where the alleged rape occurred.
Deputies Vanover, Coffey, James Barnett and Derek Dennis recovered numerous items of evidence from the victim, the perpetrator and from the residence on Cherry Street. These items are being taken to the Kentucky State Police Central Laboratory in Frankfort for DNA and other testing.
Kelsay was arrested for first-degree rape and for third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.
The investigation is continuing by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Certified Sexual Assault Investigator Jacob Vanover.