Grand Rivers man faces sexual assault charge

(Filed September 17, 2013) Smithland- Livingston County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Raymond D. Stokes, 48 of Grand Rivers, KY and charged him with one count of Sodomy and unlawful imprisonment.

The arrest is the result of an investigation that began early today when the Livingston County Sheriff's Department received a call for assistance from an adult female who advised that she had been staying with Mr. Stokes at America's Best Value Inn near I-24 in Grand River's, KY.

The female told investigators that she had been sexually assaulted by Stokes last date while in the motel and that when she had attempted to leave, Mr. Stokes threatened her with a firearm if she were to leave the room.  The victim left the room after Mr. Stokes went to sleep.

Mr. Stokes was arrested, by Livingston County Deputies without incident at a residence in Grand Rivers, KY early this morning.  The investigation is continuing and Mr. Stokes is lodged in the McCracken County Jail on one count of Unlawful Imprisonment (felony) and one count of Sodomy 1st Degree (felony).