Eastern Kentucky jailer arrested on sexual abuse charge

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LEWIS COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) - A deputy jailer at the Lewis County Detention Center was arrested on sexual abuse charges, according to information from the jail.

Ben Joe Carver, 48, of Garrison, Kentucky, is charged with first-degree sexual abuse. He was taken to the Greenup County Detention Center after his arrest on Thursday.

According to the Lewis County Detention Center, Carver is on unpaid administrative leave. The jail also reports that the jailer and jail employees are cooperating with investigators.

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