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Rape charges against Jefferson County constable dropped

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Rape charges against a Jefferson County constable have been dropped.

Deputies arrested 50-year-old Thomas Eagle in August, but after further investigation, the prosecutor's office said they cannot press charges because the statute of limitations has run out for the one victim who claims he was raped as a child.

The victim, now 27-years-old, told deputies he decided to come forward after Eagle reached out to him on Facebook.

Eagle did not confess to the rape. He was released from custody Thursday. Eagle is currently the constable in Melton Township.