Forestry camp employee arrested on rape charge

Staff Report

December 23, 2013

A Bell County Forestry Camp employee has been arrested on a rape charge.

Tasha M. Knuckles, 28, of Pineville, was arrested by Trooper Keith Baker of the Kentucky State Police and charged with third-degree rape.

On May 20, the Bell County Forestry Camp contacted KSP Post 10 about one of their employees having sexual contact with a male inmate.

Det. Bryan Johnson began an investigation and obtained over 50 hours of phone conversations between Knuckles and the inmate.

The case is still under investigation by Johnson.

Knuckles is being held at the Bell County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond.