Arrest made in alleged rape of girl in Jackson County

Kemberly Florvil; photo courtesy of WDRB

A man accused of raping a 16-year-old girl in Jackson County has been arrested. WDRB in Louisville is reporting that Kemberly Florvil was arrested in Florida for the incident that reportedly took place on Feb. 20, 2016. Authorities say that the then-18-year-old Florvil was in a car with the alleged victim and several others as they were traveling from Bloomington to Seymour.

The report says that days later, when the victim was interviewed by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, she told police that, over the course of the trip, she was sexually assaulted by Florvil and another man in the car. The victim told police that, during the incident, she was afraid that the pair might hurt her.

The same report says that Florvil denied the allegations in an interview with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. According to court documents, he denied ever being in the back seat with the girl, but the sheriff’s office added that his account of the events, “wasn’t making sense and he wasn’t being consistent with what he was saying.”

DNA samples were taken from both men.

In June 2017, Florvil was charged with Rape and Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury. A spokeswoman for the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office told WDRB that authorities arrested Florvil in Florida just recently. He was returned to Jackson County on Jan. 13. The spokeswoman also told the television station that the other suspect was never charged, because he died in a car crash before the results of the DNA test could be returned.

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