Greenville police deptGREENVILLE, Ky. (4/11/14) — Greenville Police Chief Darren Harvey has confirmed to SurfKY News that charges of official misconduct, 1st degree, and sexual abuse, 3rd degree have been filed against former GPD Officer Ben Aders.

Speaking with SurfKY News Friday, April 11, Chief Harvey said Aders was one of the newest members of the GPD.

"Aders began working for the department in July of 2013, and resigned earlier this month on April 3. He is no longer with us," Harvey said.

The Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Department was given the task of investigating allegations brought against Aders by a yet to be identified individual.

In the official written statement issued by Harvey, he stated "In response to a citizen complaint received, this matter was referred to an independent law enforcement agency, the Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Department, for investigation. During the course of the investigation, Officer Aders tendered his resignation, which has been accepted. The investigation has concluded resulting in charges being filed against Mr. Aders. The matter is now in the hands of the prosecuting attorney. Any questions regarding the criminal allegations against Mr. Aders will need to be forwarded to the Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Department."

As of Friday afternoon, April 11, Muhlenberg County Attorney Darris Russell and the Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Office were not able to be reached for further details on the allegations.

Paul McRee
SurfKY News Reporter

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

3/13 - 16
1 DOW 17,826.30
-279.47 (-1.54%)    
2 S&P 2,081.18
-23.81 (-1.13%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,931.81
-75.98 (-1.52%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

April 13, 2015 6140

Three Juveniles, Adult Accused of Vandalizing…

by Deputy Will Coursey
April 14, 2015 4762

Several Juveniles Charged in Connection with Fight

by SurfKY News
April 16, 2015 3326

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 16,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 17, 2015 3098

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 11, 2015 2954

Juvenile Injured When Struck by Vehicle

by Madisonville Police

Most Read This Month

March 18, 2015 10042

UPDATE: Hanson Man Located in Henderson, Taken to…

by Trooper Stu Recke
April 02, 2015 8426

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 17, 2015 3098

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 17, 2015 981

Madisonville Police Reports Released

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 17, 2015 946

Two Charged in Connection with Powderly Firearms…

by SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 830

Police Officers Building Up Community by Helping…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 753

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 700

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 17, 2015 521

'The Bidding is On' at Annual Library Auction

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 439

Brown Pitches Baseball to Series Opener over…

by UK Athletics
April 17, 2015 417

Free Seedling Plantings Available While Supplies…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News