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Update to the Sexual Abuse 1st Degree Investigation and Arrest

Date of News Release: 06/17/2011

(Henderson, Ky.) -- On Wednesday, June 15, 2011, the Kentucky State Police charged Hardesty with two more counts of Sexual Abuse 1st degree. These two recent charges stem from an investigation which a female juvenile alleged Hardesty abused her sometime between the dates of March 30, 2006 April 9, 2006. These offenses allegedly occurred at his Beaver Dam residence.

This investigation was recently presented to the Ohio County Grand Jury which issued the indictment warrant. Hardesty was served at the Grayson County Detention Center where he is being detained from the April 18, 2011 charges.

Sexual Abuse 1st Degree is a class D felony.

This makes a total of six victims who has surfaced and Hardesty's third arrest.

The investigation is on-going.

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Update to the Sexual Abuse 1st Degree Investigation and Arrest

Date of News Release: 04/19/2011

(Henderson, Ky.) -- On Monday, April 18, 2011, the Kentucky State Police charged Hardesty with two additional counts of Sexual Abuse 1st Degree (victim under 12 years old). The recent charges stem from an investigation which two females under the age of 12 alleged Hardesty abused them sometime in May-June 2010. These offenses occurred in Grayson County.

The investigation was presented to the Grayson County Grand Jury which issued the indictment warrants.

Sexual Abuse 1st Degree (victim under 12 years old) is a class C felony. Sexual Abuse 1st Degree is a class D felony.

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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.

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