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Posted: Wednesday, 26 March 2014 4:40PM

Trial Date Set In Hawkins Case

A trial date has been set for the former Christian County Sheriff's Deputy accused of rape and official misconduct. In Christian Circuit Court Wednesday Brandon Hawkins appeared for a pretrial conference. Circuit Judge Andrew Self set a trial date for October 13th and 14th for Hawkins. He is charged with multiple rape charges, official misconduct, and hindering prosecution in connection with an alleged relationship with Angela Butler, a female inmate. Following the hearing at the justice center, Butler's grandmother told the News Edge she wants to see justice served.


Court records say Butler and Hawkins became involved in a relationship while she was enrolled in the WARM Center in Henderson, following her release from the Christian County Jail. An affidavit indicates Hawkins traveled to Henderson in a jail vehicle on multiple occasions.  In early March 2013, Hawkins allegedly helped Butler hide from the law and had contact with her after an active warrant was issued for her arrest. Court records indicate Hawkins allegedly had sex with Butler on numerous occasions while on duty with the Sheriff's Department, as well as in several locations owned by the county. Hawkins reportedly admitted to the illicit acts during an interview with the Kentucky State Police.

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