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Rape Arrest Made

The McCreary County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a Stearns man is facing rape charges after allegedly holding a woman against her will and forcing her to have sex with him.

Delford L. Smith, 45, of Stearns was charged with Rape First Degree after Deputy Odell Smith responded to a residence on West Highway 92 around 11:00 p.m. Sunday night.

According to the arrest report Smith reportedly used physical force to hold the female victim against her will and forcing her to have sex with her. The victim was able to get away from her attacker and went to a neighbor’s house to call for help.

Deputy Smith states the victim was transported to the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for medical evaluation and treatment for her injuries.

He also adds Delford Smith has a criminal history of domestic violence.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges may be pending.

The Kentucky State Police assisted with the investigation.

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