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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Sexual Abuse Case in Front of Highlands Not First Incident Reported

Nicholas Reckley. Campbell County Detention Center 
As first reported on Fort Thomas Matters, Nicholas Reckley (24), was arrested at his home in Fort Thomas and charged with first degree sexual abuse after being accused of running up from behind a runner and groping her in the early morning hours of Wednesday, August 5th.

The incident occurred near Highlands Middle School.

But according to Police Chief Mike Daly, there was an incident that occurred prior to that that had police on high alert.

"There were two incidents that both happened in exact same time of day and exact same location that involved an individual running up from behind a female jogger and groping them, then running away," said Daly. "Nick got out (of jail) about a month ago and we knew he was out. We were watching him because there was a lot of of odd behavior coming from him and his house. It was something we were paying attention to and we were aware of."

Reckley is still in the Campbell County Detention Center and being held there on a $50,000 bond. He has a history of arrests, dating back to August of 2011 when he was charged and convicted of Burglary in the 2nd degree, a felony. He violated his parole in June 2012 when he was picked up and charged with burglary once again.

In Kentucky, a person is guilty of burglary in the second degree when, with the intent to commit a crime, he knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in a dwelling.

After two parole violations he was transferred to Clay County as a state inmate in May of 2014 and was released

"It was a great job by our officers We talked to a lot of witnesses and were able to do a photo lineup to get a positive ID. We then obtained a warrant and made the arrest in a day," said Daly.  "Hats off to them and hats off to the residents. If we didn’t have them, it would have been a lot harder. It always makes our jobs easier with communication from the residents."

Officers Zac Rohlfer, Derek Faught and Nathan Day were the Fort Thomas Police officers working the case. They were assisted by Officer Chad Martin from the Southgate Police Department.

"This is the best feeling that I've had as a police officer. To get enough evidence to have a warrant issued and make an arrest in one day. The community really helped make that happen," Faught previously told FTM.

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