Man accused of child exploitation faces rape charge

A Jackson County man faces at least six criminal charges, including rape, in connection with an investigation into a sexual assault against a girl in late November 2016.

J. Kevin Proctor, 44, of Seymour was arrested Friday on the rape charge along with two counts of child exploitation, child seduction, attempted child seduction and intimidation.

According to court documents, the charges against Proctor stem from an investigation conducted by Detective Benjamin S. Rudolph with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department into an incident that occurred between Nov. 23 and Nov. 24, 2016.

On Nov. 25, the girl in that case told investigators Proctor forced her to have sexual intercourse at a residence in Seymour, according to court records.

The girl, who is younger than 18 but older than 16, also told investigators Proctor had told her he had videotaped her relationship with another person and planned to show her more unless she did what he wanted. The other person in the videotape also was under the age of 18, leading to the child exploitation charges.

Proctor continues to be held on $5,005 bond at the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown pending his initial hearing in Jackson Circuit Court.

The rape charge is a Level 3 felony punishable by three to 16 years upon conviction, while the child exploitation charges and attempted child seduction charges are Level 5 felonies, punishable by one to six years in prison upon conviction. The child seduction charge is a Level 6 felony, and the intimidation charge is a Class A misdemeanor.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at awoods@tribtown.com or 812-523-7051.