Timothy D. West, 51, Hopkinsville, pleaded guilty to multiple counts of first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. His plea agreement comes with a recommended 20-year sentence and lifetime sex offender registry requirement. He will also be required to serve 85 percent of his sentence before being parole-eligible. His final sentencing will be July 10.
West was arrested in June 2016 after officers responded to a call about a possible sexual assault. The 15-year-old victim told police she was held down against her will by West while he sexually assaulted her. The victim stated the abuse had also happened in the past.