A Boyd County man has pleaded guilty to more charges of sexual assault against minors.
Attorney General Andy Beshear issued the following press release:
Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Special Prosecutions today announced a Boyd County man has pleaded guilty to three felony counts of sexual assault against minors.
On Monday, Timothy C. Ray Sr., 64, of Catlettsburg, pleaded guilty in Boyd County Circuit Court to committing third-degree sodomy against a child under the age of 16, a Class D felony, in 1995; first-degree sexual abuse against a child under 12, a Class C felony, in 2007; and first-degree sexual abuse against a 17-year-old, a Class D felony, in 1994.
The Catlettsburg Police Department and the Boyd County Sheriff’s Office investigated the cases and Barbara Whaley in Beshear’s Office of Special Prosecutions handled the prosecution of the cases.
In 2018, Beshear’s office led the prosecution of Ray in separate but related cases where a jury convicted Ray on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse against children under the age of 12, Class C felonies, for crimes that occurred in 2015. Ray was sentenced to five years for each charge to run consecutively for 10 years. Since his first indictment in 2015, Ray has remained in custody in the Boyd County Detention Center.
“We are committed to seeking justice for children who have been exploited and victimized by predators,” Beshear said. “We are thankful for the investigative efforts of our law enforcement partners who have helped our prosecutor once again hold this serial child sexual predator accountable.”
Formal sentencing for Ray regarding Monday’s guilty plea is set for 9 a.m., Aug. 29.