HODGENVILLE MAN ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ABUSE OF MINOR
December 28, 2020
The News Enterprise
A Hodgenville man was arrested and charged Saturday with first-degree sexual abuse of a victim younger than 12 years old.
Kentucky State Police Post 4 executed a complaint warrant against John Andrews Jr., 33, around 11 p.m.
According to the warrant, on Sept. 19, the victim, six years old, was with family at a neighbor’s house on Shamrock Street in Radcliff for a birthday party. After the birthday party ended, her family stayed at the residence.
The warrant said the adults were outside by a fire while the children were inside watching television.
The report said Andrews went inside the residence and while inside took the victim into other rooms to show her his dogs and bunny rabbit.
The victim said in a forensic interview with Silverleaf that Andrews was stroking her hair and rubbing her back while taking her into dark places, the report said.
According to the warrant, Andrews pulled her pants down and touched her buttocks inside of her underwear. The report said she pulled her pants back up and tried to get away, but Andrews blocked her way. She then ran to her brother crying, saying she wanted to leave and went outside to her mother, the warrant said.
Her mother then left the party and went home, where the victim told her mom what had happened, according to the report.
Andrews is charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a victim younger than 12. He is being held at the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond.
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