JANUARY 11, 2021 – written by WADE QUEEN
GREGORY KENNETH ROSE, 57, OF OLIVE HILL, KY., WAS ARRESTED JANAURY 8, ON CHILD SEX PROCUREMENT AND OTHER CHARGES FOR THE SECOND TIME IN TWO & ONE-HALF MONTHS.
A man from Carter County is in major legal trouble again after he was arrested for offering narcotics, alcohol, and money to obtain adults and children for sexual acts, for the second time in ten weeks, as both of his cases are related.
According to a press release from Attorney General of Kentucky Daniel Cameron’s office, the investigation that led to the arrest was led by the Department of Criminal Investigations.
On December 1, 2020, the Attorney General’s Office received a complaint of human trafficking in Grayson, Kentucky, involving Gregory Keith Rose, 57. of Olive Hill, Kentucky. At that time, detectives learned the Kentucky State Police was investigating a similar human trafficking case in Rowan County involving Gregory Rose, for whicj he was arrested on October 31, 2020. (SEE: CARTER COUNTY MAN ARRESTED ON HALLOWEEN BY KY. STATE POLICE ON CHILD SEX EXPLOITATION CHARGES IN LAZER STATE AND REGIONAL SECTION)
Once there was enough evidence, the Department of Criminal Investigations worked with Carter County Attorney Brian Bayes to write a criminal complaint so a warrant could be obtained.
State investigators said there are three victims in this current case.
Local, state and federal agencies worked together to locate and arrest Gregory Rose. The agencies involved included DCI, Kentucky State Police Post 14, the Grayson Police Department, the Carter County Sheriff’s Department and the United States Marshals for the Eastern District.
On Friday, January 8, 2021, Rose was charged with
- one count of promoting human trafficking of a minor less than 18 years of age,
- one count of unlawful use of electronic means originating or received within the Commonwealth to induce a minor to engage in sexual acts and
- 20 counts of prostitution.
- Gregory Rose was also served a Failure To Appear charge warrant for a misdemeanor theft case in Carter County that Rose was arrested for from March 5, 2020; for which he was also arrested for a Failure To Appear charge from the same theft case out of Fayette County, Ky., on September 4, 2020.
Officer Thomas Perkins of the Grayson Police Department was listed as the arresting officer of Gregory Rose in this latest sex crime case.
“This investigation and arrest signifies the commitment of law enforcement agencies throughout Kentucky to working collaboratively to investigate and arrest those responsible for human trafficking,” said Attorney General Cameron onward in the press release. “I appreciate the partnership of the Kentucky State Police, the Grayson Police Department, the Carter County Sheriff’s Department, the United States Marshals for the Eastern District, and Carter County Attorney Brian Bayes in this case. January is Human Trafficking Awareness month and is a reminder to us all that trafficking can happen in any community. I urge every Kentuckian to learn more about the signs of human trafficking and how to report it by visiting YourEyesSaveLives.ky.gov.”
Gregory Kenneth Rose was taken to and lodged in the Carter County Detention Center in Grayson, where he remains being held currently on no bond.
NATHAN WAYNE CARPENTER, 27, OF OLIVE HILL, KY., WAS ARRESTED JANUARY 9 ON 3RD DEGREE RAPE, FOR HAVING SEX WITH A MINOR.
In a second separate case, another Olive Hill man was arrested on another underage sex case,
Nathan Wayne Carpenter, 27, of Olive Hill, Kentucky; was arrested late Saturday night. January 9, by trooper Seth Blanton, of the Kentucky State Police, Post 14-Ashland, Ky., on the charge of:
- RAPE, 3RD DEGREE.
Nathan Carpenter is accused of having sexual intercourse with a minor who is 15 years old.
Nathan Carpenter was transported to and lodged in the Carter County Detention Center just after midnight on January 10, where he is currently still being held without bond.