KSP: former youth pastor charged with rape in Hancock Co.

Joshua Whicker (Source: Breckenridge Co. Detention Center)
Joshua Whicker (Source: Breckenridge Co. Detention Center)

HANCOCK CO., KY (WFIE) - A former youth pastor at Mt. Eden Church in Hawesville has been charged with rape.

Kentucky State Police say their investigation began when they received a report that Joshua D. Whicker had engaged in inappropriate sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl during youth group meetings.

The 30-year-old Whicker was arrested and charged with 2 counts of rape 3rd degree.

He's being held at the Breckenridge County Detention Center.

The investigation is ongoing.

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