LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Police said an electrician raped a woman in her St. Matthews home, while he was suppose to be working.
The charges are serious against Jonathan Leach. He is a registered sex offender and not only is he charged with rape in the first degree, but also failure to comply with the sex offender registry.
WAVE 3 was there as Leach was taken into custody and he said the victim is a liar. "When DNA comes back proving that I'm innocent, I hope her and her family have a lot of money," said Leach as he was put into a St. Matthews Police car.
But what police said happened is anything, but innocent. "You entrust these people into your home, your sanctuary, your safe place, your haven and for them to do that is an awful, awful crime," said Detective Barb Shepard, St. Matthews Police.
On Friday afternoon, police said a woman in her late 20's to early 30's was in her home in St. Matthews near the intersection of Norbourne Boulevard and South Hubbards Lane when two contracted electricians stopped by for repairs.
"They were in and out going from the top floor to the basement and outside fixing all kinds of different electrical work that needed to be done in the apartment," said Shepard.
Police said the two were there for several hours. At one point, Shepard said the other worker was in the apartment next door and Leach was in the woman's home alone.
"The victim alleges that the suspect shut the bedroom door, forcibly pushed her down on the bed face first, pulled her pants down, and forced himself on her," said Shepard.
Shepard said after they left the home, the victim went to the police station to report that she was raped.
"She's extremely terrified, extremely traumatize and I believe rightfully so having someone in her home to do this," said Shepard.
Police said the woman does have a small child, but the child was not at the home at the time of the attack.
Leach is a registered sex offender. He was charged with sexual abuse of an 11-year-old victim.
At this time, police will not release what company Leach was contracted by.
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