Warren County minister and wife indicted in sex case

By Dan Wells – bio | email

CINCINNATI (FOX19) – A grand jury indicted a Warren County couple on sexual imposition and child endangering charges after a 16-year old boy claimed he was raped at a home-based community church.

The Warren County Sheriff's Office began its investigation into Jeff and Alice Kilburn in July.

The Adams County prosecutor took over the case within weeks. Jeff Kilburn is related to Warren County Commissioner Mike Kilburn.

A grand jury in Adams County handed up the indictment charging Jeff and Alice Kilburn with child endangering-that's a second degree felony and sexual imposition-that's a third degree misdemeanor.

All of those charges linked to a July 10th incident that reportedly took place inside the Kilburn home-which was also the Clark Home Place Ministry in South Lebanon.

The grand jury considered rape and sexual battery charges against Alice Kilburn, but rendered a "no-bill" decision-that means those charges won't proceed.

The victim was 16 years old at the time of the incident.

"If a church or youth group organization is not a safe place, if you can't have some sort of faith and sense of safety of sending your kid there where is a safe place. You can't keep them at home all locked up in the house" says the victim's father Terry Barker.

FOX19 tried talking to the Kilburns last summer, but were told by the Warren County Sheriff's Office the couple did not want to speak with us.

Prosecutors say there could be more charges coming.

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