BARDWELL, Ky. (March 26, 2023) - On March 18, 2023, Kentucky State Police (KSP), Post 1 received a report of an inappropriate sexual relationship between an adult male and a juvenile female.
Initial investigation revealed that 28 year old Joshua Booth of Bardwell, KY had engaged in sexual intercourse and oral sexual gratification with a 16 year old female in Carlisle County. It was determined that Booth was aware of the juvenile's age at the time of the sexual relationship. Booth was arrested on March 25, 2023 and charged with Rape 3rd Degree, Sodomy 3rd Degree, and Unlawful Transaction with a Minor - Illegal Sex Act.
Through the investigation, it was also determined that Scott Wilson, 50 years old of Bardwell, KY, had been in a caretaking role of the juvenile at the time of her relationship with Booth. It was discovered that Wilson had placed hidden cameras in the juvenile's bedroom and bathroom of the residence. After admitting to having video footage of the juvenile engaging in sexual performance, Wilson refused to turn over the footage to KSP. Wilson also tampered with the cameras, removing them prior to KSP troopers executing a search warrant at the residence. On March 24, 2023 Wilson was arrested and charged with Video Voyeurism, Possession of Matter Portraying Sexual Performance by a Minor, and Tampering with Physical Evidence.
The investigation is ongoing by Trooper Eric West.