VINE GROVE, Ky (WHAS11) – Police arrested James Ogg, 31, on charges of rape, sodomy, and sexual abuse for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl. The teenager and her mom reported the crime to the Vine Grove Police Department Monday.
"It's disturbing to us as a community that this goes down. That this happens in this town.” Vine Grove Police Chief Kenneth Mattingly said.
Mattingly said the relationship went on for two years. It started as phone messages and progressed into a consensual sexual relationship.
"During the time these crimes were committed he was within walking distance of the victim's home,” Mattingly said.
According to court documents, Ogg and the girl had sex at least 15 times between April 2012 and October 2013, which would mean she was thirteen during some of their meetings. The same warrant states Ogg would text or call the girl to arrange a time and then sneak in through her bedroom window.
Ogg worked for a Louisville ambulance company as a paramedic. He also once served on and off as a volunteer fire fighter in Rineyville.
Mattingly said he describes this as another example as to why parents should monitor their childrens' electronic devices.
“I’m not faulting this young lady in any way,” he said. “Whatever her reasons were to come forward we’re glad she did. And, I’m glad we could help her out by getting this guy off the street.”
“But if the parent had been a bit more mindful of what was going on with their child it might’ve put up a flag that they could’ve encountered it earlier,” Mattingly said.
Ogg is currently being held in Hardin County Jail.