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Lebanon man charged with abusing 14-year-old

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A Lebanon man has been arrested and charged with abusing a 14-year-old girl.

According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office news release, deputies responded on Saturday at 8:26 p.m. to a complaint at a Raikes Hill Road home.

The release states that a 14-year-old female claimed she had been touched in a sexual manner by Eric B. Reardon, 20, of 71 St. Catherine St.

Reardon was arrested and charged with second-degree sexual abuse and lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center. Bond was set at $10,000 cash. The charge is a misdemeanor offense.

The girl was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital for an examination.

Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputies Ricky Underwood and Tim Coppage are investigating and the release states more charges are pending.

Reardon pleaded not guilty to the charges in Taylor District Court on Monday. He is scheduled to appear in court again on Monday, Feb. 18.