HARDIN COUNTY, KY (The News-Enterprise) – An eastern Kentucky man arrested in March on three felony charges, including first-degree rape, has been indicted by a Hardin County grand jury.
Ever Reyes-Fuentes, 26, was arrested March 23 by police in Greenup County near the Kentucky-West Virginia border. He has been lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center since April 3.
Reyes-Fuentes is charged with engaging in sexual intercourse with a female juvenile in the early morning hours of March 19 in Vine Grove. Vine Grove Police Chief Kenny Mattingly said in April that Reyes-Fuentes was in Hardin County visiting family when the offenses occurred.
According to arrest warrants, he entered the bedroom of the girl around 1:30 a.m. March 19 and forced her hands underneath her, forcefully removed her clothing and engaged in sexual relations against her will.
Reyes-Fuentes also took the girl’s cellphone and erased messages “that he had previously sent her,” according to a warrant. The messages contained evidence that would be used against the suspect in court, the warrant said.
He has been indicted on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy, Class B felonies punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison on each charge, if convicted, and tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted.