Kenneth McDonald Arrested for Child Rape...and Now Solicitation of Murder

Kenneth Ray McDonald has now had one more charge added: Solicitation for Murder.

According to an investigator for the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, McDonald attempted to hire another jail inmate to do away with a female who was set to testify against him in the child rape/incest case. More details are expected to be released later. If covicted of this most recent charge, the Hatton man would face life in prison.

From March 12th: Kenneth Ray McDonald, 42, faces multiple sex charges in Lawrence County. The Hatton resident is specifically charged with:

* Three counts of rape in the first degree,

* Three counts of rape of a child under 12 years old, 

* 10 counts of first-degree sodomy,

* Incest

* Willful abuse and torture of a child under 18 years old

Per his online bio. McDonald is a graduate of East Lawrence High School, works as a self-employed trucker, and is divorced. According to authorities, McDonald was beleived to be making plans to flee the area when he was arrested. He remains in the Lawrence County Jail at this time on 850K bond. 

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19 Apr 2019

By Staff