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Former Vehicle Enforcement Officer sentenced to 10 years

A former Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement officer was sentenced to 10 years in prison for three counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of third degree sodomy.

Donald Wayne Drury was not eligible for probation, but his attorney, Jim Lowry asked Woodford Circuit Judge Brian Privett to make sure letters on his client’s behalf are given to the parole board.

Drury, 78, who lived in Versailles when he was charged with the crimes, could receive parole after he serves 15 percent of his sentence. He had no record before committing these crimes, Lowry told Judge Privett prior to sentencing Dec. 5.

According to an indictment returned by a Woodford County grand jury, Drury committed the offenses when he subjected a male juvenile (younger than 16 years old) to sexual contact and deviate sexual intercourse. The alleged crimes occurred from August 2014 to September 2016, the indictment stated.

The parents of a 15-year-old boy told police that they were friends with Drury, who they entrusted to pick up their son from school and keep him when they could not, authorities said.

Police reported that Drury purchased clothing, electronics and other expensive items in exchange for the boy’s loyalty and “consent” to engage in illegal sex acts. Drury allegedly discouraged the boy from talking to a therapist and told him that they’d both go to jail if he contacted police, an affidavit stated.

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