Lexington man arrested and charged with raping 14-year old girl

Joshua Crosthwaite (Source: Boone County Sheriff’s Office)
Joshua Crosthwaite (Source: Boone County Sheriff’s Office)

BURLINGTON, KY (FOX19) - A Lexington man was arrested and charged Friday with raping a 14-year old Florence girl.

Boone County Sheriff's detectives accompanied by agents from the U.S. Marshall's Task Force drove to Lexington and arrested Joshua Crosthwaite,29, at his home on Friday.

Crosthwaite has been charged with Rape third degree, Sexual Abuse first degree, and Unlawful transaction with a minor third degree.

Charges stem from a party at a friend's of Crosthwaite house in Union, Kentucky on Nov. 25, 2011 where Crosthwaite had sex with the teen.

He then provided her 'morning after' pills in the morning.

Crosthwaite is now being held in the Boone County Detention Center.

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