Bardstown man indicted on rape charge

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A 28-year-old Bardstown man faces rape and unlawful transaction charges stemming from an alleged incident on May 30 in Nelson County.

Matthew Turner was indicted Wednesday on a felony charge of first-degree rape and a misdemeanor charge of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

According to the indictment, Turner is accused of using “forcible compulsion” against another person, though the age of the victim is not listed. Turner is also accused of knowingly giving an alcoholic or malt beverage to a minor.

Turner’s bail was set at $50,000 cash only, plus conditions. Those conditions include no contact or communication with the victim. He will be arraigned in court July 6.