A LaRue County grand jury on June 18 indicted a Hodgenville man on four felony counts after he allegedly abducted and attempted to rape a 10-year-old girl in a wooded area, before trying to snap her neck.
Jetto Dye, 28, is scheduled to be arraigned July 2 in LaRue Circuit Court. He faces felony charges for kidnapping, attempted murder, attempted first-degree rape (victim under age 12) and first-degree sexual abuse. He also faces a misdemeanor charge for resisting arrest.
A LaRue Circuit judge has set bail at $500,000.
According to Kentucky State Police reports, Dye took a sleeping child from his residence in the 1800 block of River Road into a wooded area behind the house. Her parents had been visiting at Dye’s home and left briefly while the 10-year-old girl was asleep.
Dye allegedly sexually assaulted the child and attempted to snap her neck to stop her from screaming.
As she continued to resist, her parents returned to the home. Fearing he would be discovered, Dye allegedly abandoned the child and fled farther into the woods.
Dye hid in a steep, wooded ravine in the area before he was tracked by a K-9 unit, according to police reports.
He suffered serious injuries and was scheduled for surgery at University Hospital in Louisville after the dog attacked him, troopers said.
The child was treated and released from the hospital.