Rape charges against Jefferson County constable dropped

Rape charges against a JeffersonCounty constable have been dropped.

Deputies arrested 50-year-oldThomas Eagle in August, but after further investigation, the prosecutor'soffice said they cannot press charges because the statute of limitations hasrun 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 onFacebook.

Eagle did not confess tothe rape. He was released from custody Thursday. Eagle is currently the constablein Melton Township.