Knox man facing sex crime charges

October 14, 2017
Knox man facing sex crime charges

A mother’s call led Kentucky State Police to arrest a Knox County man for and inappropriate relationship with her underage daughter.


Detective Aaron Frederick, of Post 10 in Harlan, responded to the complaint received Wednesday, Sept. 27. Detective Frederick contacted James McCafferty, 32, of Indian Creek, and initiated an interview. Over the course of the interview, McCafferty gave a full confession.

According to KSP, McCafferty told authorities that he met the juvenile during the NIBROC festival in Corbin, allegedly offering her a job as a babysitter. McCafferty told the detective that the girl accepted the job and that he picked her up and took her to his residence several times beginning Saturday, Sept. 2. Nothing unusual happened the first day the juvenile was asked to work. However, a week later, on Sept. 9, McCafferty once again picked up the juvenile and took her to his residence to babysit. Once there, the girl and McCafferty began watching a movie. Over the course of the movie, McCafferty had intercourse with the underage girl, later taking her back home. McCafferty allegedly attempted to contact the girl several times, but she ignored his invitation to return to his residence.

The girl confided to her mother what had happened between her and McCafferty, and the mother contacted KSP. Deputy Frederick obtained a warrant for McCafferty’s arrest Thursday, Oct. 5, and McCafferty was arrested Monday, Oct. 9. McCafferty was charged with third degree rape, third degree sodomy, and first degree sexual abuse. All three charges are Class D felonies and carry a penalty rage of 1-5 years in the penitentiary He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center under a $50,000 cash bond.

Detective Frederick continues the investigation.