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He aspired to protect and serve, a mission that he was born into: His father and siblings all pursued lives as police or firefighters around Louisville, Kentucky. Instead, he said he was coerced, harassed and raped by a senior officer who advised a mentorship program for teens interested in law enforcement. Now an adult, he’s pursuing civil litigation against the officers he said are responsible for his abuse. Take a dive into this scandal with Fox News Investigates and discover why this southern city is waiting for justice in our new podcast, “Derby City Betrayal”.

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He aspired to protect and serve, a mission that he was born into: His father and siblings all pursued lives as police or firefighters around Louisville, Kentucky. Instead, he said he was coerced, harassed and raped by a senior officer who advised a mentorship program for teens interested in law enforcement. Now an adult, he’s pursuing civil litigation against the officers he said are responsible for his abuse. Take a dive into this scandal with Fox News Investigates and discover why this southern city is waiting for justice in our new podcast, “Derby City Betrayal”.

    House of Broken Dreams Trailer

    House of Broken Dreams Trailer

    She had everything going for her: A good job, close friends, a loving family, a boyfriend and a brand new condo. Her family describes her as a strong, fun-loving, career-minded, and responsible young woman. So why did Jennifer Kesse seemingly vanish without a trace?



    On the morning of Tuesday, January 24, 2006, Jennifer Kesse failed to show up for work at Central Florida Investments, where she was a finance manager. Jennifer was known for her reliability, but on that winter morning 14 years ago, nobody heard from Jen. And that meant something was terribly wrong.



    In this podcast, hosted by crime reporter Cristina Corbin, she travels to Florida to uncover new leads, conduct exclusive interviews, and examine evidence in recently unsealed police records.

    
Years later, the Jennifer Kesse case is anything but cold. In fact, the investigation, by some accounts, is only just beginning.

    • 53 sec
    Breaking The Badge

    Breaking The Badge

    He aspired to protect and serve, a mission that he was born into: His father and siblings all pursued lives as police or firefighters around Louisville, Kentucky. Instead, he said he was coerced, harassed and raped by a senior officer who advised a mentorship program for teens interested in law enforcement. Now an adult, he’s pursuing civil litigation against the officers he said are responsible for his abuse. Take a dive into this scandal with Fox News Investigates and discover why this southern city is waiting for justice in our new podcast, “Derby City Betrayal”.

    • 31 min
    A Lack Of Accountability

    A Lack Of Accountability

    Police leadership in the Louisville Metro Police Department first heard of officers in their ranks sexually abusing teens in 2013. For years, the allegations went nowhere. Was it ineptitude and simple negligence, or something more nefarious, like corruption and a cover-up? In the second episode in our four-part series, we talk to local politicians and lawyers who detail the prolonged lack of accountability around the sex abuse scandal in the department. This installment of “Derby City Betrayal” untangles the nuance of efforts by county attorneys and police leadership to avoid accountability for the abuses that allegedly happened under their watch.

    • 33 min
    A National Disgrace

    A National Disgrace

    If the sex abuse allegations within Louisville Metro Police Department’s mentorship program are a bombshell, then the decades of abuse within the national Youth Explorer program are a fully armed fleet of bombers. Seven victims have come forward with credible allegations of abuse in the Derby City, and hundreds more have done so nationally. In the third episode of the “Derby City Betrayal” podcast, Fox News Investigates dives into the history of abuse within the program. Join us as we talk with journalists and scholars who have explored the history of abuse in the Youth Explorers.

    • 24 min
    Secrets See The Light Of Day

    Secrets See The Light Of Day

    Originally filed under the promise of secrecy, all seven sex abuse lawsuits in Louisville, Kentucky have become public – sparking a rash of outrage and illustrating a system of abuse and coercion within the police department’s Youth Explorer program. The lawsuits implicate at least three officers for directly abusing teens, and a number of others for their role in the scandal. Join Fox News Investigates in the final installment of the “Derby City Betrayal” podcast dives into the recently unveiled allegations and puts together the final pieces in this nuanced, explosive puzzle.

    • 20 min
    The Derby City Betrayal (Trailer)

    The Derby City Betrayal (Trailer)

    Join Fox News Investigates as we explore a shocking tale of the sexual abuse of teenagers, police negligence and federal investigations in our inaugural podcast, “Derby City Betrayal.”

    Season 2 of Fox News Investigates - "House of Broken Dreams: The Jennifer Kesse Story"

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