A federal grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky, indicted a man for allegedly using his former position as a probation officer to engage in unwanted sexual contact with individuals under his supervision, officials stated.

According to court documents, Ronald R. Tyler, 55, of Shepherdsville, Kentucky, was charged with engaging in unwanted sexual contact with four individuals.

The females were under his supervision, officials stated.

If convicted, Tyler faces a maximum of life imprisonment. He is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

He is also charged with making false statements during an interview with the Kentucky State Police for the purpose of obstructing an investigation into allegations he had sexually assaulted females under his supervision.

He is charged with four counts for allegedly violating the civil rights of probationers by subjecting them to unwanted sexual conduct, and one count for the allegedly false statement to investigators.

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One of the civil rights counts alleges that the offense involved aggravated sexual abuse.

The FBI and the Louisville Metro Police Department’s Public Integrity Unit jointly investigated the case through the Louisville Public Corruption Civil Rights Task Force.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda E. Gregory of the Western District of Kentucky and Trial Attorney Anita Channapati of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division are prosecuting the case.

By Raul

Raul Hernandez is a former journalist. He has worked as a newspaper reporter for more than 30 years at the El Paso Herald-Post, El Paso Times, Press Enterprise in Riverside, California and the Ventura County Star in California. He was a court reporter for more than 20 years.