Boone County man arrested for 2005 rape

Steven Washington (Courtesy Boone County Sheriff's Department)
Steven Washington (Courtesy Boone County Sheriff's Department)

Posted by Trina Kinstler - email

BURLINGTON, KY (FOX19) - A Burlington man has been arrested for a sexual molestation of a child back in 2005.

Stephen Washington, 41, of Burlington, was arrested last Thursday. On Monday, additional charges were filed after investigators found another victim.

Washington is charged with two counts of 2nd degree rape, two counts of use of a minor in a sexual performance, four counts of sodomy and two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor.

Washington is lodged in the Boone County Detention Center in lieu of a $50,000 bond.

Police say both victims in this case were 12 year old childhood friends at the time of the offense in 2005 and now both live out-of-state.  Washington was involved with one of the girl's mother.

Police say that often times, a child will not report it at the time for fear of getting the adult in trouble but will come forward later in life.