Prison Educator Faces Rape Charge

Aug 22, 2012

A Kentucky State Penitentiary employee faces rape charges following her arrest for an alleged sexual relationship with an inmate.  Forty-one year old Lori Holsapple of Kuttawa was taken into custody late last week following a two-month state police investigation.  Holsapple worked as an educator at the Eddyville facility, and has been charged with third-degree rape.  KSP Post 1 public affairs officer Trooper Jay Thomas says even though it was a consensual relationship, she received charges of rape due to her employment.  Thomas did not offer information on the inmate involved.  The all-male maximum security prison has multiple adult and vocational education programs.  Holsapple will be arraigned in Lyon Circuit Court September 17th.