A judge has ruled that, despite his case being dismissed, Billy Joe Miles cannot have his record expunged.
The retired Owensboro businessman and former University of Kentucky Board Chairman was indicted on charges of raping a home health care worker. However, just before the case went to trial in January, the charges were dropped due to credibility issues with the prosecution’s main witness in the case.
In making his ruling, the judge sided with the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office which acted as special prosecutor on the case. The AG’s office recommended the case be dismissed “without prejudice,” meaning the government could reopen the case. It also means the 78-year-old Miles, who is battling dementia, isn’t eligible to have his record expunged.