TFC Corey King
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 16, Henderson
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Sexual Abuse 1st Degree Investigation and Arrest
Date of News Release: 03/02/2011
(Henderson, Ky.) -- On Tuesday, March 1, 2011, the Kentucky State Police in Henderson charged 63 year old Carl Hardesty of Beaver Dam with 15 counts of Sexual Abuse 1st Degree and one count of Sexual Abuse 1st Degree (victim under the age of 12).
The investigation was initiated in December 2010 when one of the victims reported the incident to Beaver Dam Police Department. The first victim alleged the sexual abuse occurred nearly 20 years ago. While the investigators were conducting interviews, two more victims surfaced alleging similar conduct of Hardesty.
Hardesty was arrested and lodged in the Ohio County Detention Center.
Sexual Abuse 1st Degree (victim under 12 years old) is a class C felony. Sexual Abuse 1st Degree is a class D felony.