FRANKFORT -- Kentucky's attorney general says a Louisville man has been indicted for a second time on charges stemming from alleged sexual assaults that occurred years ago in McCracken County.
Attorney General Andy Beshear said Friday that Jason Todd Langston was indicted by a McCracken County grand jury on four felony charges including rape, sodomy and kidnapping.
Beshear says it's the ninth overall indictment linked to rape evidence kits that were backlogged but now have been tested.
The AG's office initially indicted Langston in 2018 after a cold case investigation linked him to an alleged 2005 sexual assault.
The latest indictment stems from an alleged 2000 sexual assault.
McCracken County Commonwealth's Attorney Dan Boaz said he believes Langston is the only McCracken resident to be charged due to processing the backlogged kits. He thanked Beshear for working to allocate the funds that allowed so much old evidence to be processed.
"It should have been done a long time ago but it wasn't," Boaz said, adding, "We've got more problems than we do money."
He said, to his knowledge, the backlogged kits have all been tested, and he's optimistic that situation won't arise again.
"I feel like we've made significant progress and I don't see us going back."
Public defender Jason Pfeil, who is representing Langston on charges in the initial indictment, said Friday he couldn't comment immediately on the new charges.
Paducah Sun staff writer Dave Thompson contributed to this report.