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18-year-old charged with rape after investigation into sex with girls ages 12, 13

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UPDATE: Michael D. Cornish, now 19, was indicted Wednesday for the charges below. His bail was set at $100,000 cash, plus conditions. His arraignment is schedueld for March. 3

An 18-year-old Bardstown man is facing serious charges allegedly having sex with two girls, ages 12 and 13.
According to a press release from the Bardstown Police Department, Michael D. Cornish was arrested Tuesday after officers investigated a rape complaint.

The investigation revealed that Cornish had sexual intercourse with the two underage victims.

According to the release, Cornish admitted to having sex with one of the girls, but he denied having sex with both.

Cornish was charged with three counts of second-degree rape and three counts of unlawful transaction with a minor. He was lodged in the Nelson County Jail.

The investigation is continuing, and those with information regarding this case are asked to contact the Bardstown Police Department at (502) 348-6811 or the Nelson County Dispatch at (502) 348-3211.