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#22 Nov 28, 2012
My story was somewhat off that I told above about the man. It wasn't a mule he offered for the two girls, he offered a fattening hog. Below is the story. This just shows how fast a man's rep can be ruined by (1) the ability for anyone to go get a warrant for you for nothing, and (2) the fact that still to this day, he is shown on JT as being arrested for sex with a child charges but JT does not show that he was 110 percent innoncent.

This man was at one time running for Gov. of KY. But now he can never do that again.

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Sex charge dropped after Hensley apologizes for ‘joke’

By Cassondra Kirby-Mullins
[email protected]

HARLAN — A felony sex charge has been dismissed against Otis “Bullman” Hensley Jr., a two-time candidate for governor who was arrested after he offered to trade “a good fattening hog” for two female children in a supermarket.

Although Hensley does have a pet pig, he said he was joking when he made the statement to the aunt of a 13-year-old girl and her 11-year-old sister while shopping at Don’s Supersaver in Harlan County.

“I was trying to be friendly,” he said.

Hensley said the phrase has historically been used in Eastern Kentucky as a way of complimenting someone’s children.

“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard him say that to people,” Hensley’s wife, Mae, said Monday.“He won’t say it anymore, I can tell you that.”

When he realized the family was offended, Hensley said he repeatedly tried to apologize. He also attempted to explain the misunderstanding to the Harlan County attorney’s office, where the girls’ father went to press charges.

“They wouldn’t listen,” said Hensley, 52, who was arrested Aug. 18 and charged with first-degree attempted unlawful transaction with a minor.

Hensley spent three days at the Harlan County jail before his son paid the $15,000 cash bond to get him out.

In Harlan District Court Monday, prosecutor J.D. Smith, an assistant commonwealth’s attorney, acknowledged that authorities believe Hensley “absolutely meant no harm” by his statement.

“It was a joke to him,” Smith said.

Smith moved to dismiss the charge on the condition that Hensley apologize and agree not to have any contact with the family.

“He may be a good man,” the girls’ father said of Hensley.“I was just protecting my kids. I think everybody would have done the same thing. My kids are my life.”

The father declined to comment to reporters after the hearing. The Herald-Leader typically does not identify victims of alleged sex crimes.

Hensley said he is outraged he spent two nights in jail.

“Anyone can go get a warrant against another person for any reason and have them put in jail,” he said.“That should not be allowed.”

“This has ruined my reputation,” he said.“I don’t want this to happen to anyone else.”

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#23 Nov 28, 2012
Voter wrote:
<quoted text>Well the Judge and Jailer are the 2 Main people that took it down ,,.Knox is the only county in this area that doesn't have Jailtracker so therefore they must go next election.
Every damn one of them. I'll be voting for one person that is in office now. I will also be doing what I can to help any of the people that runs against them. I think jailtracker will be a big issue,much bigger than they think.

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Flat Lick Ky.

#24 Nov 28, 2012
Guest wrote:
My story was somewhat off that I told above about the man. It wasn't a mule he offered for the two girls, he offered a fattening hog. Below is the story. This just shows how fast a man's rep can be ruined by (1) the ability for anyone to go get a warrant for you for nothing, and (2) the fact that still to this day, he is shown on JT as being arrested for sex with a child charges but JT does not show that he was 110 percent innoncent.
This man was at one time running for Gov. of KY. But now he can never do that again.
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Sex charge dropped after Hensley apologizes for ‘joke’
By Cassondra Kirby-Mullins
[email protected]
HARLAN — A felony sex charge has been dismissed against Otis “Bullman” Hensley Jr., a two-time candidate for governor who was arrested after he offered to trade “a good fattening hog” for two female children in a supermarket.
Although Hensley does have a pet pig, he said he was joking when he made the statement to the aunt of a 13-year-old girl and her 11-year-old sister while shopping at Don’s Supersaver in Harlan County.
“I was trying to be friendly,” he said.
Hensley said the phrase has historically been used in Eastern Kentucky as a way of complimenting someone’s children.
“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard him say that to people,” Hensley’s wife, Mae, said Monday.“He won’t say it anymore, I can tell you that.”
When he realized the family was offended, Hensley said he repeatedly tried to apologize. He also attempted to explain the misunderstanding to the Harlan County attorney’s office, where the girls’ father went to press charges.
“They wouldn’t listen,” said Hensley, 52, who was arrested Aug. 18 and charged with first-degree attempted unlawful transaction with a minor.
Hensley spent three days at the Harlan County jail before his son paid the $15,000 cash bond to get him out.
In Harlan District Court Monday, prosecutor J.D. Smith, an assistant commonwealth’s attorney, acknowledged that authorities believe Hensley “absolutely meant no harm” by his statement.
“It was a joke to him,” Smith said.
Smith moved to dismiss the charge on the condition that Hensley apologize and agree not to have any contact with the family.
“He may be a good man,” the girls’ father said of Hensley.“I was just protecting my kids. I think everybody would have done the same thing. My kids are my life.”
The father declined to comment to reporters after the hearing. The Herald-Leader typically does not identify victims of alleged sex crimes.
Hensley said he is outraged he spent two nights in jail.
“Anyone can go get a warrant against another person for any reason and have them put in jail,” he said.“That should not be allowed.”
“This has ruined my reputation,” he said.“I don’t want this to happen to anyone else.”
Grown men or women should know better than to say stupid thing's concerning children,joke or not. Who know's they may have been serious.
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#25 Nov 28, 2012
Limbertwig wrote:
<quoted text>Grown men or women should know better than to say stupid thing's concerning children,joke or not. Who know's they may have been serious.
It's part of our culture here in the mountain regions. Thousands of old timers I've met have always said things like that. None of them mean any harm by it.

I don't think what he said is stupid. I think what the father did was stupid, to go and try to press charges.

And one thing you're missing in all of this, the entire reason the dad tried to press charges was because he was trying to get money. He filed a suit against this man, but a judge refused to hear it and threw it out of court.

The dad has now been in prison for several years for drug related charges.

Also let me say, the dad was never in these kids lives. He only became a dad when he saw a chance to get money from a politician that he thought was rich.

And let me ask you, would you really take some man serious if he told you he would trade you a good fattening hog for your kid? Come on. Sometimes you have to use common sense.

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Since: Jun 09

Flat Lick Ky.

#26 Nov 28, 2012
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>It's part of our culture here in the mountain regions. Thousands of old timers I've met have always said things like that. None of them mean any harm by it.
I don't think what he said is stupid. I think what the father did was stupid, to go and try to press charges.
And one thing you're missing in all of this, the entire reason the dad tried to press charges was because he was trying to get money. He filed a suit against this man, but a judge refused to hear it and threw it out of court.
The dad has now been in prison for several years for drug related charges.
Also let me say, the dad was never in these kids lives. He only became a dad when he saw a chance to get money from a politician that he thought was rich.
And let me ask you, would you really take some man serious if he told you he would trade you a good fattening hog for your kid? Come on. Sometimes you have to use common sense.
The culture here was to have public hanging's also but it's illegal now. Time's change and people must also to conform to society. I think the less said about and to someone's children the better unless you can prove any accusation's made. Lady the 1950's was a long time ago.
Guest

United States

#27 Nov 28, 2012
Limbertwig wrote:
<quoted text>
The culture here was to have public hanging's also but it's illegal now. Time's change and people must also to conform to society. I think the less said about and to someone's children the better unless you can prove any accusation's made. Lady the 1950's was a long time ago.
First, I'm not a lady. No clue why you would even think that.

And the 1950s was not very long ago at all. Especially around here, where many still live in the 1950s.

Public hangings? Not in anyone's lifetime who is still alive. Not since before the car was invented.

Sure, the less you say the better, especially in this world today where a lot of people are sue happy and money hungry and looking for anyway they can to get a buck. That's what drugs have done to our society.

I bet your own mom and dad said many things just like what this guy said. And it did not make your parents child molestors, did it?

I guess you have to be able to understand exactly what the comment means to understand what the man was saying. It most certainly had nothing to do with a sexual advance towards a child.
Guest

United States

#28 Nov 28, 2012
Limbertwig,
I just clicked on your picture, and when I saw who you are, I decided to not debate this with you anymore. Had I known who you were before now, I would have never answered you.

“Not afraid to stand alone.”

Since: Jun 09

Flat Lick Ky.

#29 Nov 28, 2012
Guest wrote:
Limbertwig,
I just clicked on your picture, and when I saw who you are, I decided to not debate this with you anymore. Had I known who you were before now, I would have never answered you.
Dont run away.
just wondering

Corbin, KY

#30 Nov 28, 2012
Guest wrote:
Limbertwig,
I just clicked on your picture, and when I saw who you are, I decided to not debate this with you anymore. Had I known who you were before now, I would have never answered you.
WHY?LOL.

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Since: Jun 09

Flat Lick Ky.

#31 Nov 28, 2012
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>First, I'm not a lady. No clue why you would even think that.
And the 1950s was not very long ago at all. Especially around here, where many still live in the 1950s.
Public hangings? Not in anyone's lifetime who is still alive. Not since before the car was invented.
Sure, the less you say the better, especially in this world today where a lot of people are sue happy and money hungry and looking for anyway they can to get a buck. That's what drugs have done to our society.
I bet your own mom and dad said many things just like what this guy said. And it did not make your parents child molestors, did it?
I guess you have to be able to understand exactly what the comment means to understand what the man was saying. It most certainly had nothing to do with a sexual advance towards a child.
The last legal public hanging in Kentucky took place August 14, 1936 in Owensboro. Florence Thompson was the first female sheriff in Davis County History. She was in charge of the hanging.
Just Me

United States

#32 Nov 28, 2012
Limbertwig wrote:
<quoted text>
The last legal public hanging in Kentucky took place August 14, 1936 in Owensboro. Florence Thompson was the first female sheriff in Davis County History. She was in charge of the hanging.
Don't really have a dog in this fight, but I wouldn't call that a legal hanging. I'd call that a travesty of justice, because had that boy been white, and not black, there would have been no hanging. The boy rapped and murdered a white woman. If they had convicted him of murder, he was not eligible to be hanged. So in order to hang a black man, they only charged him with rape.

We stopped hanging people in KY and all over the entire united states because this one was handled so poorly. It was an embarrassment to KY and to the USA. That's why this was the last public execution in the entire USA, I do believe.

In those days, we hanged blacks very quickly for crimes against white people. White people did not get the same treatment.

Now, you boys can get back to your arguing and bickering like a couple of girls.

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#33 Nov 28, 2012

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Since: Jun 09

Flat Lick Ky.

#34 Nov 28, 2012
Just Me wrote:
<quoted text>Don't really have a dog in this fight, but I wouldn't call that a legal hanging. I'd call that a travesty of justice, because had that boy been white, and not black, there would have been no hanging. The boy rapped and murdered a white woman. If they had convicted him of murder, he was not eligible to be hanged. So in order to hang a black man, they only charged him with rape.
We stopped hanging people in KY and all over the entire united states because this one was handled so poorly. It was an embarrassment to KY and to the USA. That's why this was the last public execution in the entire USA, I do believe.
In those days, we hanged blacks very quickly for crimes against white people. White people did not get the same treatment.
Now, you boys can get back to your arguing and bickering like a couple of girls.
I really dont care the point I was trying to make is that time's change and we have to change with them or be left behind.

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Flat Lick Ky.

#35 Nov 28, 2012
TOASTup wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C apital_punishment_by_the_Unite d_States_military
http://www.prodeathpenalty.com /pending/scheduled_executions. htm

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#36 Nov 28, 2012
TOASTup wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C apital_punishment_by_the_Unite d_States_military
Prodeathpenalty.com

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#37 Nov 28, 2012
TOASTup wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C apital_punishment_by_the_Unite d_States_military
Sorry Toast, I hope the link work's this time.
www.prodeathpenalty.com/pending/scheduled_exe...
the edge

Corbin, KY

#38 Nov 29, 2012
Limbertwig wrote:
<quoted text>Every damn one of them. I'll be voting for one person that is in office now. I will also be doing what I can to help any of the people that runs against them. I think jailtracker will be a big issue,much bigger than they think.
you said you would be voting for one person that is in office now,who would that be if you dont mind me asking?

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Since: Jun 09

Flat Lick Ky.

#39 Nov 29, 2012
the edge wrote:
<quoted text>you said you would be voting for one person that is in office now,who would that be if you dont mind me asking?
Bill Oxendine,PVA.

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#40 Nov 29, 2012
Limbertwig wrote:
I think jailtracker will be a big issue,much bigger than they think.
as do I
just wondering

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#41 Nov 29, 2012
That would be about halfway silly to vote against people because a website is no longer working. Politics make crazy people do even crazier things.

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