• John McGary, Woodford Sun Staff

Police: Drury exchanged gifts for sex


The former Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) officer charged with four felonies involving a juvenile boy allegedly used a "rewards plan" to persuade the boy to engage in sexual acts. Donald Wayne Drury, 76, is charged with three counts of first degree sodomy and one count of third degree sexual abuse. He was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 20, after police executed a search warrant of his home at 140 South Hill Road. The next day, Drury was released from the Woodford Detention Center after his $20,000 cash bond was paid by Franklin Andrew Robinson, 27, of 201 Dundee Court. Drury will be arraigned Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. in Woodford District Court. A spokeswoman for the state Personnel Cabinet said Drury was an officer for the KVE from January 1980 to August 2001. According to the search warrant request, Versailles Police Det. Keith Ford met with the parents of the 15-year-old boy on Sept. 14. The parents said they were friends with Drury, who was entrusted to pick up the boy from school and keep him when they were unable to. The affidavit said, "On multiple occasions, (the boy) spent the night with Drury. Starting from approximately August 2015 through September 2016, (the boy) and Drury spent much of their time together. They went from school to Drury's house . they went camping at the Kentucky Horse Park . and Elkhorn Campground in Franklin County ." The affidavit also said Drury and the boy went to Belterra Casino in Indiana and Naples, Fla. While at these places, Drury allegedly exposed himself to the boy, made him watch pornography on a computer and engaged in sexual acts that The Sun has chosen not to describe. Ford wrote, "Drury purchased items of clothing, electronics and other expensive items for (the boy) in exchange for his loyalty and his 'consent' to continue the illegal sex acts. Drury kept a record of when (the boy) spent the night with him by marking a calendar in the kitchen and office/computer room." According to the affidavit, Drury used a rewards plan: "For each block of nights (the boy) stayed, he 'earned' a tier of potential gifts (for three nights, he could get a gift, for five nights, the gift was more expensive, etc.)." After Ford interviewed the boy and his parents, Ford and the boy placed a call to Drury and recorded it. "During the conversation, (the boy) advised that he had been having mixed feelings about how the two of them have been touching each other and expressed disgust. Drury responded by saying that he expected (the boy) would have those feelings at some point, but did not think it would have been until he was 16 years old. (The boy) stated that he was thinking about talking to a therapist about his feelings and Drury discouraged him from doing so," the affidavit read. "(The boy) stated that he was considering calling the police and Drury replied that they would only go to jail together if police got involved. When (the boy) asked why he would go to jail, asserting that he is just a kid, Drury responded that (the boy) did the same things to him and he (Drury) is an old man ." the affidavit read. According to the affidavit, when the boy asked Drury why he made him perform a sexual act, Drury responded, "Because it feels good."

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