LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A woman who was allegedly sexually abused after collapsing at a Lexington strip club has died.
The coroner's office said 37-year-old Melissa Smiley of Lexington died Monday night at University of Kentucky Medical Center.
The Lexington Herald-Leader says a male employee of Fillies Gentleman's Club allegedly performed various sexual acts on Smiley after she collapsed at the club Thursday night because of a medical condition. Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said help wasn't called until 20 to 30 minutes after Smiley fell unconscious.
Autopsy results are pending.
Court records said 71-year-old Clyde Wesley Sexton pleaded not guilty Friday to first-degree sexual abuse. He was released on $5,000 cash bond Monday.
A message left at a phone number listed in Sexton's name wasn't immediately returned Tuesday, and the jail didn't know whether he was represented by a lawyer.