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INDICTMENTS: Four indicted on sex crimes
Richmond Register - 3/13/2018
March 13--A Richmond man is charged with raping a woman three times in the span of just over a month, and with choking her, throwing her down a flight of stairs and pointing a gun at her head.
After an indictment returned against him last week, Cheyenne Faircloth is looking at up to a life sentence.
Faircloth, 37, of Shamrock Lane, was indicted by a Madison grand jury on three class B felony counts first-degree rape; one count assault in the second-degree, a class C felony; two counts first-degree wanton endangerment, class D felonies; and being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, a class C felony.
Due to a previous felony conviction, Faircloth also was indicted as a second-degree persist felon. That charge, if Faircloth is convicted, elevates the penalty on each of the three class B felonies to 20 to 50 years, or life. Without the PFO charge, the penalty on a class B felony is 10 to 20 years.
Faircloth was arrested Jan. 20 on a warrant, which alleged that in early December 2007, Faircloth pushed the alleged victim down the stairs during an argument.
He then demanded that she have sex with him. When she refused, he forced himself on her, saying he was "bigger than her and she would just take it," the warrant alleges.
During an early January argument, Faircloth pulled a handgun and pointed it at the victim, according to the warrant.
The indictment alleges that, during a December incident, Faircloth choked the alleged victim until she was unconscious while raping her.
The indictment against Fairchild also includes two misdemeanor counts of third-degree terroristic threatening. The indictment states he threatened to kill the alleged victim.
Fairchild has remained in the Madison County Detention Center since his Jan. 20 arrest, according to online jail records.
Two men have been indicted on first-degree rape charges after being accused of raping a woman while she was incapable of giving consent.
Brandon Hacker, 20, was arrested Jan. 21 on a warrant after the alleged victim, who was being treated for chest pains, reported she had been raped.
She told police she began to fade in and out of consciousness the night before. At times, she woke and realized she was being raped, Hacker's arrest citation states.
The alleged victim named Hacker, of Logan Avenue, Richmond, and another man as her rapists.
Indicted along with Hacker was Ricky Clark, no image, age or address available.
Police found Hacker in the basement where the alleged rape occurred. They also found a condom, according to the arrest citation.
The citation notes that officers had originally made contact with the alleged victim to arrest her on multiple warrants for failure to appear. She was arrested that same day; she was later released, according to online jail records.
Both men were indicted on a charge of first-degree rape; Hacker also was indicted on a first-degree drug possession charge (meth) and as a first-degree persistent felon.
His Jan. 21 arrest marked the sixth time Hacker has been booked into the detention center since 2015. Jail records note previous charges include custodial interference, wanton endangerment, drug possession/trafficking and engaging in organized crime.
An Ohio woman, formerly of Madison County, has been indicted on sexual abuse charges after allegedly touching an 11-year-old inappropriately, engaging in masturbation in front of the child, and forcing the child to watch pornography.
Amber Bruner, 38, of Batavia, Ohio, was indicted last week by a Madison grand jury on three class C felony counts first-degree sexual abuse. Each count could draw a prison term of five to 10 years. A misdemeanor charge of distribution of obscene matter to a minor also was returned on the indictment.
Upon Bruner's Jan. 24 arrest by Kentucky State Police, she was charged with sodomy in addition to sexual abuse. The indictment returned last week did not include that charge.
Bruner has remained in the Madison County Detention Center since her arrest, according to online jail records.
An indictment does not indicate guilt, only that grand jurors believe the state has enough evidence to proceed with prosecution.
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