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Published January 17, 2014, 08:33 PM

Nelson County sheriff resigns to avoid charges that involve a former romantic relationship

Nelson County Sheriff Kelly Janke announced Friday he is resigning immediately. In a written statement, Janke said the move is to avoid prosecution over a charge he says involves a former romantic relationship outside his marriage.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

Nelson County Sheriff Kelly Janke announced Friday he is resigning immediately. In a written statement, Janke said the move is to avoid prosecution over a charge he says involves a former romantic relationship outside his marriage.

In a news release Friday morning, Janke, wrote that he was resigning after eight years as sheriff in Nelson County. He says he made an error in judgement two year ago when he entered into a relationship outside his marriage.

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