LANCASTER - A Garrard County woman who was accused of having sexual relations with a minor less than 14 years old and other charges apparently committed suicide the day after she bonded out of jail.
The body of Alice Carpenter, 41, was discovered Saturday in a barn on her Paint Lick property. She had hung herself, said Garrard County Sheriff Ronnie Wardrip.
Wardrip said he had arrested Carpenter on Friday on a warrant issued after a Garrard County grand jury indicted her on two counts of second-degree rape, second-degree sodomy, unlawful transaction with a minor and distribution of obscene matter to minors.
Carpenter posted a $30,000 property bond the same day she was arrested, Wardrip said. "She made a property bond over at the clerk's office and she was gone," the sheriff said. "The next day she hung herself in the barn."