Kentucky AG: Work by cold case unit helps lead to indictment

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s attorney general says work by a cold case unit in his office has helped lead to the indictment of a Hardin County man accused of a 2011 sexual assault.

Attorney General Andy Beshear said Thursday that investigators found a DNA match that led to the indictment of 37-year-old Thaddeus Artis. Beshear says Artis faces charges of rape, sodomy, intimidating a participant in a legal process and being a persistent felon.

Court officials in Hardin County said Thursday there’s no record yet of an attorney for Artis. He’s scheduled to be arraigned on April 23.

Beshear says his office worked with local authorities in the Artis case. He says it’s the latest indictment secured in a sexual assault case as a result of work by his office’s cold case unit.