Lexington jail sergeant pleads not guilty to sodomy, sexual abuse charges

jmadden@herald-leader.comJune 6, 2014 

Sgt. John Lowe

A not guilty plea was entered Friday on behalf of a Fayette County jail sergeant charged with sodomy and sexual abuse.

Sgt. John Thomas Lowe, 39, appeared in district court for an arraignment. Lowe, wearing a a black suit, stayed quiet as his lawyer spoke for him. He is charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy and one count of sexual abuse.

Lexington police arrested Lowe Thursday. He was placed in protective custody at the detention center, but was released after posting a $20,000 full cash bond.

Lowe, who has worked at the jail since 2002, was placed on administrative leave without pay pending the outcome of the criminal investigation.

He is scheduled to appear in court June 26 for a preliminary hearing.

Justin Madden: (859) 231-3197. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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