Oldham Officer Accused of Inappropriate Contact with a Minor


An Oldham County police officer with Trimble County ties was accused of inappropriate contact with a female minor.

Harry “Shane” Mosley, 36, of Pendleton, was arrested Friday on charges of unlawful use of electronics to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities, a felony; first-degree official misconduct, a misdemeanor; and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, a misdemeanor.

Mosley was a part-time deputy at the Trimble County Sheriff’s Office for six years, leaving in November 2008 to work full-time at the Oldham County Police Department.

A juvenile female contacted the Oldham County Police Department on Wednesday and said Mosley had contacted her by text message and said he was an Oldham County Police officer, according to a story in the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Mosley first met the female teenager during a traffic stop where marijuana was found in the vehicle, according to a criminal complaint released Monday.

The criminal complaint obtained by the Courier-Journal said the traffic stop happened Sept. 25 at about 9 p.m. An adult male and a minor female were in the vehicle. Moseley issued a criminal citation to the adult male, but did not charge the teenager during the stop.

Mosley contacted the girl the day after the traffic stop after obtaining her cell phone number, saying he would not tell her family about the traffic stop if she would prove herself and stay away from drugs, the story said.

The girl said he contacted her again Thursday, with the communication containing “specific, graphic sexual references” and other illegal and inappropriate communications.

He was taken to the Oldham County Jail after his arrest and was released on bond. Mosley has resigned from the Oldham County Police Department.