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Sexual Assault Liaison

The Sexual Assault Liaison is responsible for the review and screening of all cases involving rape, sodomy, sexual abuse or any other aspect of sexual assault, not involving domestic violence or child sexual abuse, that are directly received by this office. This Liaison works closely with law enforcement officers, especially from the Louisville Metro Police Department. Because of the victim-intensive nature of these offenses, the Sexual Assault Liaison proceeds in a sensitive and timely manner to determine if these matters should be referred to the Grand Jury for indictment. If there is enough information to go forward, based on the law and facts, then the case is assigned, on a division rotation basis, to a prosecutor who prepares the case for presentation in court and for trial.

Cases of sexual assault that are related to domestic violence or children are handled by the office's Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Unit.

Kristi Gray - Deputy Division Chief, Sexual Assault Liaison, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Ms. Gray received her license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1994, and joined the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office in June of 2004. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from Ohio State University in 1991, and her Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School in 1994. From 1994 until 2004, she served as a Staff Attorney and Directing Attorney for the Department of Public Advocacy in Pikeville and Paintesville. In the past, she has served as a Red Cross Board Member and volunteer, and a member of the Women's Club, Johnson County Bar Association, and Floyd County Domestic Violence Council. She is also admitted to the practice of law in Ohio . Ms. Gray served as a member of the Supreme Court of Kentucky Evidence Rules Review Commission from 2000-2004. She is a professional member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Louisville Bar Association. Ms. Gray currently serves as the Victim Advocate Co-ordinator and the Sexual Assault Liaison. She is also the Division Chief for the General Trial Unit, Division A.

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