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Beverly arrested on rape charges

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By Sharon Graves

Shawn Beverly, 28, was arrested for first-degree rape, a class B felony Tuesday May 19 and was lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center on a $75,000 cash bond.

According to records from Detective Brady Lineman of the Kentucky State Police, the alleged rape took place on May 16 at the home of Beverly in Carrollton. The victim is a female juvenile.

If convicted of the class B felony, Beverly could be sentenced to 10 to 20 years in the penitentiary and receive a fine of from $1,000 to $10,000.

Beverly pleaded not guilty to the charges in District Court on Wednesday, May 20 and had the public defender appointed for him.  His next court date is May 28.