Former UK board chairman Miles charged with rape, sodomy

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Former University of Kentucky board chairman Billy Joe Miles has been charged with rape, sodomy and bribing a witness.

The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/2cqEGiJ ) reports the state charged the 76-year-old Miles on Tuesday in Daviess County Circuit Court with one count each of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and bribing a witness. The rape allegedly occurred on or about July 2. The person making the allegation isn't identified.

The newspaper wasn't able to reach Miles or his lawyer, Nick Goetz of Owensboro, for comment.

Daviess County sheriff's office Capt. Bill Thompson confirmed that the defendant is a former UK board member.

Arraignment is set for Sept. 26.

Miles served three terms on the board between 1995 and 2013 and was chairman from September 1999 to September 2002 and chairman pro tem from July 2010 to September 2010.

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