Kentucky State Police arrest Livingston Co. man accused of rape, - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Kentucky State Police arrest Livingston Co. man accused of rape, other charges

Lester Carender Jr. (Source: Kentucky State Police) Lester Carender Jr. (Source: Kentucky State Police)
LIVINGSTON COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

Kentucky State Police have arrested a suspect connected to a four month investigation into numerous sex offenses.

The investigation began in January of this year and has shown that between 2014 and 2017, the suspect engaged in a continuous course of sexual conduct with a person who was incapable of consent due to age.

In April of this year, a search warrant was served at the suspect’s home in regards to the ongoing investigation. During that search, Troopers located marijuana, paraphernalia, and numerous firearms.

Lester Carender Jr., 72, of Grand Rivers, Kentucky, was arrested just before 5 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the Livingston County Sheriff's Department. 

Carender was charged with first degree rape - victim under 12 years old, two counts of second degree rape, first degree sodomy - victim under 12 years old, first degree sexual abuse - victim under 12 years old, first degree sexual abuse, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  

Carender was lodged in the McCracken County Jail.

KSP is asking anyone with information to contact Detective Eric Fields at 270-856-3721.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • First Alert: Scattered showers & storms possible

    First Alert: Scattered showers & storms possible

    Thursday, August 16 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-08-16 22:16:41 GMT
    Scattered storms are developing out west right now and may form a line of storms that will reach the Heartland during the early morning hours. (Source: KFVS)Scattered storms are developing out west right now and may form a line of storms that will reach the Heartland during the early morning hours. (Source: KFVS)

    Chief Meteorologist Grant Dade says like yesterday, a few of the storms will be capable of very heavy rain and strong wind gusts.

    Chief Meteorologist Grant Dade says like yesterday, a few of the storms will be capable of very heavy rain and strong wind gusts.

  • Dexter, MO police raising money to bring back K-9 unit

    Dexter, MO police raising money to bring back K-9 unit

    Thursday, August 16 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-08-16 22:06:56 GMT
    The Dexter, Missouri Police Department is raising funds to bring back a K-9 unit. (Source: KFVS)The Dexter, Missouri Police Department is raising funds to bring back a K-9 unit. (Source: KFVS)

    The Dexter, Missouri Police Department is raising funds to bring back a K-9 unit.

    The Dexter, Missouri Police Department is raising funds to bring back a K-9 unit.

  • Benton, IL man arrested for drugs after traffic stop

    Benton, IL man arrested for drugs after traffic stop

    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:36 PM EDT2018-08-16 21:36:51 GMT
    A Benton, Illinois man is facing drug-related charges after a traffic stop on Wednesday, August 15. (Source: Raycom Media)A Benton, Illinois man is facing drug-related charges after a traffic stop on Wednesday, August 15. (Source: Raycom Media)
    A Benton, Illinois man is facing drug-related charges after a traffic stop on Wednesday, August 15. (Source: Raycom Media)A Benton, Illinois man is facing drug-related charges after a traffic stop on Wednesday, August 15. (Source: Raycom Media)

    A Benton, Illinois man is facing drug-related charges after a traffic stop on Wednesday, August 15.

    A Benton, Illinois man is facing drug-related charges after a traffic stop on Wednesday, August 15.

Powered by Frankly